The suicidal mother who loaded her four children into a minivan and drove it into the Hudson River cryptically announced her intention, seeking forgiveness in a Facebook message just before the fatal plunge.
Police said she let a fourth child, a 10-year-old boy, out of the minivan before driving it off the dock. The child told firefighters his mother had killed herself and his brothers and sister.
Late Tuesday night firefighters in upstate New York said a mother drove a minivan into the Hudson River after a dispute at home, killing herself and her three young children, ages 5, 2 and 11 months.
According to police, what happened in Elmont, Long Island could have been much worse.
Bishop Simon White, his wife and four other church leaders were killed when the van they were riding in blew a tire and rolled over on the New York State Thruway.
There were prayers and tears on Sunday night at the Bronx Church that lost its bishop, his wife and four others members in a tragic crash on the New York State Thruway.
At least six people have died and more were injured when a minivan carrying members from a church crashed on the New York State Thruway, about five miles north of the Woodbury Common shopping mall.