This is too sad for words:
An upstate mother drove her minivan straight into the Hudson River last night — killing herself and three of her young children in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities said. The woman, whose name was not released, had earlier been involved in a domestic dispute.
The tragic youngsters were 2- and 5-year-old boys and an 11-month-old girl. Moments before her shocking plunge, at around 8 p.m., the woman let her 10-year-old son exit the car. The boy watched in horror as the car went off a boat ramp into the river.
The child ran to a nearby fire station and alerted firefighters, Chief Michael Vatter said. Newburgh Police Chief Michael Ferrara said the tragedy took place 10 minutes after cops responded to the family’s home for a domestic incident, the Times Herald-Record said.
But when cops arrived at the William Street apartment — a few blocks from where the vehicle was later found — no one was home.
Those poor babies.