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Idaho mom intentionally drove off 50-foot cliff with 3 kids, authorities say

Authorities said Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 that Noel Bankhead deliberately drove her sport-utility vehicle off a cliff and into a reservoir in a crash that killed her and her three young children. (Patrick Orr/Ada County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)< img src=" /wp-content/uploads/2017/10/15276356_G.png" alt=" Authorities stated Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 that Noel Bankhead intentionally drove her sport-utility vehicle off a cliff and into a tank in a crash that eliminated her and her 3 kids. (Patrick Orr/Ada County Sheriff's Office through AP, File)"

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Authorities said Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 that Noel Bankhead intentionally owned her sport-utility lorry off a cliff and into a tank in a crash that killed her and her three kids.

( Patrick Orr/Ada County Constable’s Office through AP, File ). BOISE, Idaho( AP)- An Idaho woman who owned her sport utility lorry off a cliff and into a reservoir in a crash in 2015 that killed her and her 3 children did so intentionally, authorities said Friday. The June 2, 2016, deaths were ruled a triple homicide-suicide by the Ada County Coroner’s Office, the office said in a statement. Authorities stated 40-year-old Noel Bankhead owned a Land Rover off a 50-foot (15-meter) cliff with her two daughters and son inside. The lorry sank in 40 feet (12 meters) of water in Lucky Peak Lake. The bodies of Bankhead and 13-year-old Anika Voermans, 11-year-old Logan Voermans and 8-year-old Gwyneth Voermans were recovered and the car, with a crushed roofing, was pulled from the reservoir.

The cause of death for all 4 was drowning associated with blunt force trauma.

Authorities said that witnesses told detectives that Bankhead was owning on a state highway when she turned off and placed the vehicle towards the cliff, then all of a sudden sped up.

Authorities stated they discovered nothing mechanically incorrect with the car but were unable to recuperate information from a water-damaged device on the lorry that records speed, velocity and breaking.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned witness declarations and lack of skid marks in making its decision that Bankhead acted deliberately. Toxicology tests found no medication or alcohol in Bankhead’s system.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Patrick Orr declined to comment on Bankhead’s motive.

Bankhead went through a divorce about two years before the crash. Her obituary explained her as a devoted runner and full-time working mama who had actually worked as a paralegal and legal secretary for more than 20 years.

Obituaries described her children as active and curious with numerous interests and hobbies.

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