Young mother killed after man allegedly drove into family of eight
New York police were shocked yesterday when they reported to the scene of a horror collision.
A family of eight, including six children, were heartlessly mowed down by an angry driver after an apparent altercation.
The mother of the children, said to be in her early thirties, died due to the injuries she sustained.
A 35-year-old male and three of the six children were rushed to Westchester Medical Center with serious but non life-threatening injuries, according to police.
The other three children were treated for injuries at a local hospital.
Police have said that the suspect brandished a knife when they approached and had to be subdued with a stun gun.
Many left their condolences on the Haverstraw Police Department's page for all the family members involved, especially the children.
"So sorry for this senseless act of insanity. Prayers for this family..the police ..responders and the north rockland community."
"My heart breaks for this family! They made one quick stop and never thought that their lives would change forever.. so sad, prayers for the husband and children in this senseless tragedy!"
"My prayers go to the family and these poor children who now lost their mother. This convict can never suffer the pain and loss he created by such a cowardly act of violence."
The New York police have not revealed the identity of the family or suspect but said a charge of murder in the second degree (1 count) and attempted murder in the second degree (7 counts) are being filed against the suspect.