A pregnant mother accused of deliberately driving herself and her children into the ocean in a murder-suicide attempt was interviewed by Florida police just hours before – but officers let her return to her young family.
The unidentified woman’s family called Daytona Beach Police to report her acting strangely just hours before the incident, Wesh.com reported.
Rescuers wade out to the stricken minivan after it turned sharply and drove into the ocean.
Witnesses report hearing the children – two girls and a boy, aged three, nine and 10 – screaming that their mother was trying to kill them.
Several men frantically try to get to a small child through the hatchback and the driver’s side door as waves lap over the front of the minivan. Luckily all 3 children were rescued.
The 31-year-old from South Carolina is now undergoing a mental evaluation at an unidentified Florida hospital.
The entire thing was caught on video. Check it out below.
Luckily, the kids are safe and alive.