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    FL - Witness: Ebony Wilkerson drove van, her kids into waves, Daytona Beach

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —
    Authorities have not yet decided whether charges will be fired against a woman who drove a minivan with her children inside into the ocean in Daytona Beach on Tuesday.
    Bystanders and officers helped pull the pregnant woman, identified as Ebony Wilkerson, and her children -- ages 3, 9 and 10 -- from their minivan after it became nearly submerged in the Atlantic surf Tuesday afternoon.

    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/...a-beach/nd5tk/

    Another video

    http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/vi...ocean.cnn.html


    Mom is in Mental hospital getting an evaluation. Witness's say that Mom had a blank look on her face, while driving into the ocean. One of the kids was trying to fight for the steering wheel. Kids were screaming that mom was trying to kill them. Mom bailed from the van, and did not even attempt to let rescuers know that there were kids in the back. Mom is from South Carolina. No charges have been laid yet. Mom refusing to speak with investigators.
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    So disturbing......makes me sick.

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    Ugghh So sad, just watched this on the news. I hope the kids have a loving home to go to while Mom gets the help that she desperately needs.

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    wow I just watched the video on inside edition, the terror those 2 boys were feeling when being carried away from their sister came across loud and clear! prayers to them and their family!!

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    Police were at moms house 2 hours before this, because of concerns from the family. They found no reason to detain her, and she was given information on a shelter.

    Not sure how this fits in with her living in South Carolina.
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    Just wow - help or no help, how could she ever be trusted alone with these children again? Very scarey...

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    Just wow - help or no help, how could she ever be trusted alone with these children again? Very scarey...
    I agree, Iirc she is pregnant. Good thing it was daytime Reminds me of the story last year were the mother pushed her baby in it's stroller into the surf and walked away. Jmo

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    This is very disturbing. Those poor kids will carry this nightmare through their lives.

    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/...nadian-tourist

    http://www.insideedition.com/headlin...ids-into-ocean

    Mom who drove van into ocean talked about demons hours before, family says

    "She's talking about Jesus, that there's demons in the house," said her sister. "She's got the kids in the car with her."

    Listen: Woman tells 911 dispatcher about sister's off behavior

    Wilkerson's sister told police she didn't think her sister would harm her children, but that she was "acting odd."

    Police pulled Wilkerson over to do a well being check, but Wilkerson did not act in a way that would have allowed law enforcement to take her into custody, and she did not meet Baker Act requirements.

    "If she made any statements that she was suicidal or homicidal officers would have taken her into custody," said Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson.

    http://www.wesh.com/news/central-flo...2#mid=18511854




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    'Our mommy's trying to kill us': Police interviewed and released pregnant mom just HOURS before she drove her three children into the ocean, prompting dramatic rescue

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ove-ocean.html



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    Ebony Wilkerson, a 32-year-old from South Carolina, had been talking about “demons” just hours before driving her black Honda Odyssey into the surf shortly before 5 p.m. in front of horrified onlookers, according to Daytona Beach police.

    http://www.wnd.com/2014/03/pregnant-...ds-into-ocean/

    Bless the tourist and lifeguards who came to the rescue!!

    From what I glean, there was prior warning and she was administered meds which may have had an impact.



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    Thanks Tesseneer. You're a Hero in my book!

    Tesseneer said he initially spotted the minivan as it drove across the dunes of Daytona Beach.

    At first, Tesseneer, who lives in Rutherfordton, N.C., thought the driver was on a joyride.

    "All I could think about was Susan Smith," Tesseneer said — referring to another South Carolina woman who was convicted of murder after she confessed to rolling her car into a lake with her two young children inside it in 1994.

    What happened next was captured on video by a Canadian tourist:

    Incredibly, officers had spoken to Wilkerson just 2˝ hours earlier, after a relative pleaded with police to check on the woman's well-being.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...-rescue-n44731

    Personally I want to thank our Hero and lifeguards who acted quickly to save these children.



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    Thank God for observant and fast acting citizens.

    A similar situation happened here 4 years ago. Grandma drove the car directly into a deep, fast moving river with 2 grandchildren on board. She then dove out of the car and made no attempt to let rescuers know that kids were in the car. They were unable to save the kids.

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