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Woman Tries to Kill Herself and a Toddler in Car Crash

Woman Tries to Kill Herself and a Toddler in Car Crash

CLEARWATER, Fla. (970 WFLA/AP)- A St. Petersburg woman faces attempted murder charges after telling police she caused a car crash to try to kill herself and a 2-year-old boy.

39-year-old Tiffany Drake told responding officers that she drove her vehicle into the rear of a Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority vehicle.

Drake and the child didn't appear injured, but the boy was taken to the hospital for observation. The other driver received minor injuries and his passenger was taken to the hospital with more serious injuries.

Police say Drake "stepped on the gas" and reached speeds of up to 50 mph before "intentionally ramming" the other car.

The relationship between Drake and the child was not disclosed.

 

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