Tragedy and social media collide as reports of a mother’s last call for redemption leaves members of her young family dead this week. 25-year-old LaShanda Armstrong reportedly drove her minivan filled with her four small children into the Hudson River earlier this week after posting a rather alarming farewell on her Facebook page.
In what appears to have been her final thoughts on the suicide attempt just 30 minutes before the incident occurred, Armstrong stated “I’m sorry everyone forgive me please for what I’m gonna do… This is it!!!”
All but one member of the young family were found dead on the scene after the vehicle sank and filled with water. The lone survivor, Armstrong’s 10-year-old son La’Shaun was left behind after escaping through a window. The young boy managed to swim to shore in nearby Newburgh, NY and lived to tell to police and reporters the story of what really happened in those critical moments before his mother and siblings drowned.
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