Deputy Bill Holcomb looks down the cliff near the crash site near Mendocino, Calif., as search and rescue volunteers scour the area behind him on Thursday, March 29, 2018, and resume looking for three children, still missing after their parent's SUV plunged into the ocean Monday.
Cheryl Hart, who identified herself as a friend of Sarah Hart, called 911 in Clark County on Monday, March 26, anxious because she hadn't been able to reach Sarah since receiving a text message from her at 3 a.m. two days earlier. "The vehicle attempted to pull over to the shoulder into a big pullout, and the vehicle came close to coming to a stop and ended up going over the edge and into the river", said Lt.
The woman behind the wheel of an SUV that careened off a coastal roadside cliff in Northern California last month, killing her and seven family members, was driving drunk at the time, police said on Friday.
Officials have said the crash may have been intentional, judging by software in the vehicle showing it stopped at a pull-off area before speeding off the cliff.
California Highway Patrol found security camera footage from a Safeway store showing Jennifer Hart there at around 8 a.m. on March 25. California drivers are considered drunk with a level of 0.08 or higher.
The woman's wife, Sarah, as well as two of the couple's six adopted children, were also found with "a significant amount" of an ingredient that can be found in Benadryl in their systems, according to tests. The office was still waiting on toxicology results from a third child.
Carpenter said none of the car's occupants were wearing seatbelts.
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Investigators believe the family's other three children, 15-year-old Sierra Hart, 16-year-old Hannah Hart and 15-year-old Devonte Hart were in the SUV at the time of the crash but their bodies have not been recovered. An specialized group of mishap investigators is trying to discover this out with help from the FBI, Carpenter stated.
"I'm yelling, 'Hello, hello, anyone there?"' he said.
The family's demise in late March came just days after child welfare authorities in their home state of Washington opened an inquiry into allegations the children were being abused or neglected, according to police and social services agencies.
Two more are missing and another body has been found but not identified. Three other children are missing, but presumed dead.
One of the two still missing was 15-year-old Devonte Hart, an African-American youth who gained attention in 2014 after being photographed embracing a white police officer during a protest following the fatal police shooting of a young black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
Hannah, who is missing, was the girl who had jumped from a second-story window in the Hart home and in the middle of a fall night ran over to her neighbors, asking them to hide her.
The woman who reported the information said Devonte told her not to call authorities because the six children would be split up.