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Mom drives van with kids into ocean

  • Witnesses said kids in backseat were screaming for help
  • Cops: No charges filed yet, waiting on mental evaluation

A mother drives her minivan straight into the ocean with her three kids in the back. Witnesses frantically chased after the car and managed to rescue the kids as waves tossed the minivan around.

Police say the 32-year-old mother has three young children and was pregnant with a fourth. Witnesses say the kids were crying and screaming for help.  Family members say they had called police earlier because the mother was talking about demons.  What could have caused this woman to drive into the ocean apparently attempting to kill herself and her  children?

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