Mother Who Drove Full Minivan into Ocean Facing Charges

Published 03/07 2014 03:05PM

Updated 03/07 2014 03:07PM

(NBC News) A mother who drove her minivan into the ocean surf off of Daytona Beach Florida with her three children inside has been charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says they determined Ebony Wilkerson intentionally tried to kill the children.

Authorities said Wilkerson locked the doors and rolled up the windows of her minivan as she drove into the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday.

Wilkerson, who is almost 28 weeks pregnant, is being held without a bond.

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