S.C. dad whose twin sons died in car outside day care won’t face charges 09/24/2021 12:33 pm PDT Comments Richland County RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (TCD) -- A father who left his twin toddlers in a car outside a day care center will not face charges in their deaths. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott spoke at a press conference Tuesday and explained that after a thorough investigation, they presented the case to the solicitor’s office, who decided not to press charges against the father. Lott called the twins' death a "horrible, tragic accident that occurred." The 20-month-old twins Bryce and Brayden McDaniel were found dead September 1 in a car outside of Sunshine House Early Learning Academy. Richland County Coroner Naida Rutherford said at the time the boys had likely been in the car for 9 1/2 hours until their discovery. According to Lott, the father was "under some intense pressure at work" at the time of his children’s death. Lott said the father “had his mind somewhere else that day” and that he "really believed he dropped the kids off at day care." During the press conference, Lott described the interview with the father as "one of the most heart-wrenching" he’s seen. Lott said, "Pure emotion came out. It’s not something you could fake." Rutherford said in Tuesday’s press conference that the manner of death was ruled an accident and the cause of death was hyperthermia. MORE: Sheriff Lott Discusses Twin Death Investigation - Richland County Sheriff's DepartmentLive update: Coroner gives update on twin boys found dead in Richland County, 9/2/2021 - WLTX YouTubeTwin toddlers found dead in car outside South Carolina day care center, 9/2/2021 - TCD #SouthCarolina Related Stories Woman pleads guilty to leaving kid in hot car with open container Foster mother charged in 1-year-old boy's hot car death Police break glass to rescue toddler left in hot car at mall Twin toddlers found dead in car outside South Carolina day care center Girl, 3, dies after being left in hot car outside marijuana grow house: Police West Virginia police officer arrested for allegedly leaving young sons in hot car Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.