(Reuters) - A woman deliberately crashed her vehicle into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River with her two children inside, killing at least two people, local police said on Tuesday.
Kalamazoo police said they had launched a search for victims late on Monday after receiving a tip from two young females that a family member had driven her vehicle into the river.
“Within a few minutes of being in the water, officers located a submerged vehicle. A few minutes later, two victims were located,” the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety said in a statement on Tuesday.
Police said they were continuing to search for a third victim. They have not released the identities of the dead or missing.
The crash comes a year after a family of eight perished in California, when a mother drove her car, with her partner and six children as passengers, off a cliff. That family’s death was ruled a murder-suicide and the remains of one of the children have never been found.
Reporting by Gabriella Borter; Editing by Bernadette Baum