A Wisconsin mother has been charged with three counts of homicide after she caused her SUV to crash because she was allegedly texting on Facebook. Her 11-year-old daughter and two five-year-old nieces were killed — how horrific!
Kari J. Milberg, 34, is being charged with the deaths of her daughter, Lydia, 11, and two five-year-old nieces, Clara Pavek and Laynie Jo Amos. Kari’s cellphone records allegedly showed she was sending Facebook messages when she lost control of her SUV and crashed. So terrible.
Mother Kills Daughter & Nieces While Driving & Texting On Facebook
Wisconsin mother, Kari, is reportedly being charged with three counts of homicide, after she lost control of her SUV and crashed in Dec 2013, according to The Star Tribune. The details surrounding the case are heartbreaking.
Kari is being accused of sending and receiving Facebook messages up to two minutes before the crash, according to the outlet. She lost control of her SUV, sending it spinning out of control and sliding into the path of an oncoming truck at 60 miles per hour. Her vehicle then smashed into a guardrail.
The innocent victims were Kari’s young daughter, Lydia, who was killed on impact, and Kari’s two nieces, who later died at the hospital. Each of the nieces were the daughters of Kari’s two sisters, so sadly, all three women lost a child in the car accident. So awful!
Kari did have another child in the car at the time of the accident, and luckily that little boy survived.
Police Found Oxycodone At The Scene Of The Crash
Kari reportedly wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, and was ejected from the car and thrown 21 feet over the rail and down an embankment. She was transported to an area Hospital in critical condition, where she later awoke from a coma, according to The Star Tribune.
At the scene, police found prescription oxycodone in Kari’s purse. A blood report later showed that at the time of the crash, she had therapeutic levels of oxycodone and midazolam in her system, according to the outlet.
Our thoughts are with all the families involved in this tragic incident.
— Brittany King