In Florida, a Mom Drives a Minivan Full of Kids into the Ocean
There was a dramatic rescue in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tuesday after a pregnant mom drove her minivan into the ocean with her three children inside.
Witnesses say one of the children was screaming out the window, “Our mommy's trying to kill us! Please help!”
And that is just what lifeguards and bystanders did. They rushed to help and it’s all on video.
The mother has been admitted to a local hospital for a mental health examination.
According to Daytona Beach police, the mom is Ebony Wilkerson, a 32-year-old from South Carolina. Police were told she had been talking about “demons” just hours before driving her black Honda Odyssey onto the beach shortly before 5 p.m.
The van carried her three children, a 10-year-old girl, 9-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl, who was strapped into a booster seat.
All three children were rescued and will be placed with relatives.