Mother, 3 children Drown After She Drives Van Into River

Police find a minivan in the Hudson River north of New York City with the bodies of the mother, 25, and children ages 5, 2 and 11 months. A fourth child, 10, survives and swims to shore.

In a case that revived memories of Susan Smith, who left her two children to drown in her sinking vehicle, police Wednesday said a mother and three of her children died after she apparently drove her minivan into the Hudson River north of New York City. One child escaped and swam to shore.

Los Angeles Times