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Woman drives van full of kids into the Atlantic Ocean

By Mason White 11:06 AM March 6, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested after driving a van full of kids into the Atlantic Ocean, police in Florida said.

Daytona Beach Police said that 32-year-old Ebony Wilkerson of South Carolina, will be undergoing a mental health evaluation.

None of the family members were injured as a result of the bizarre incident, which occurred on Tuesday afternoon, at a beach that allows vehicle traffic. According to the initial police investigation, the woman was driving her vehicle on the sand parallel to the shore when she turned and drove into the water.

Security officers and bystanders helped remove the passengers from the van, which was rocking in the surf.
The sister of the woman in question had called the police before the incident after being worried about her mental health.

The woman’s sister told police that she was speaking about demons, and that she was worried her former husband might hurt her and her children. The woman’s children, aged three, nine, and ten, were handed over to the custody of the state.