Neighbors react to the death of Jayden Allen

MAYLENE, Ala. (WIAT) — The news of the wreck and death of little Jayden Allen was a big shock to the neighbors who lived next door and nearby Sommer Wilford and the little boy’s father in Maylene.

We spoke with several neighbors and heard basically the same story.  They moved in early last fall and for the most part kept to themselves.  Their next door neighbor, who declined an on camera interview, says the couple didn’t socialize much with the other people in the neighborhood.

Sommer Wilford's porchBut on pretty days they were always outside with little Jayden, playing in their yard or pushing him in one of the multiple ride on toys that are still on the couple’s front porch.

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Most had not heard of what happened until later in the day.  Even though he’d never really spoken with the couple, he couldn’t believe what had occurred.  All the neighbors we spoke to, many of them parents themselves, had one main question about what happened.  How could Sommer Wilford stand by and not say anything about her child being in the car as firefighters put out the flames.

CBS42 will continue to bring you the latest on this ongoing investigation.

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