A 32-year-old mother recently strapped her three young children into the back of her minivan and then drove straight into the ocean in Daytona Beach, Florida. Rescuers jumped in and managed to pull all three children out of the car. The mother is undergoing a mental health evaluation.
The circumstances that led this woman to drive into the ocean are still unclear. But the very thought of a mother putting her own children intentionally in harm’s way is hard for most people to comprehend. While it is always shocking, this is not the first time a mother has done something like this. All of these women either killed or attempted to kill their own children.