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Originally published March 6, 2014 at 12:14 PM | Page modified March 6, 2014 at 4:42 PM

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Mother who drove minivan into ocean is hospitalized

A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida is hospitalized for mental evaluation.


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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —

A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida is hospitalized for mental evaluation.

A Volusia County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Thursday that Ebony Wilkerson was still being evaluated under the Baker Act. The law that allows authorities to involuntarily take people into custody if they seem to be a threat to themselves.

No one was injured.

Bystanders and officers helped pull her and her children -- ages 3, 9 and 10 -- from their minivan as it was almost submerged.

Wilkerson was stopped in her vehicle by police officers two hours before she drove into the ocean. Her sister called police worried since Wilkerson had been talking about demons.

The officers found her lucid and let her go.



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