In California, Mendocino County authorities said that a woman who drove herself, her wife and their adopted children off a cliff in the family SUV in March was legally drunk, according to SFGate.
A toxicology report concluded Jennifer Hart had a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08 percent and that her wife, Sarah Hart, and two of their children had Benadryl in their systems.
At least five members died, with authorities searching for three others. Among one of those three is 15-year-old Devonte Hart, whose photo crying into the arms of a police officer during a Portland, Oregon, protest of the police shooting of Michael Brown went viral.
Among those who died in the crash are the mothers of the family, Jennifer Jean Hart and Sarah Margaret Hart, both 38, and their foster childrenMartin, 19, Abigail, 14, and Jeremiah, 14. Devonte, Hannah, 16, and Sierra, 12, were still missing. However, the body of an African-American female was found April 7 in the vicinity of the crash site, and it may belong to one of the missing children.
Three days before the discovery of the crash, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services tried unsuccessfully to contact the family following a report of abuse/neglect.
The SFGate item is at www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Mother-who-drove-family-off-cliff-in-Mendocino-12832958.php .
Earlier coverage here: www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Fatal-crash-involves-lesbian-moms-several-kids/62429.html .