Woman Intentionally Drives Off 50-Foot Cliff With Her Kids Inside

Posted On : 10/30/2017

ADA COUNTY, IDAHO — It’s a sad day when a people decide to kill their kids while killing themselves. That’s the ultimate display of selfishness. And that’s how this woman ended her kids’ lives after plunging off a cliff.

According to New York Post, 40-year-old Noel Bankhead drove her Land Rover off a cliff over Lucky Peak Lake. The source notes Noel’s actions as “intentional.”

The report states she drove off the cliff while her children — 13-year-old Anika Voermans, 11-year-old Logan Voermans, and 8-year-old Gwyneth Voermans — were with her.

The source mentions that Bankhead’s SUV ended up sinking in 40 feet of water via the lake, and their deaths were ruled a triple homicide-suicide by the Coroner’s Office.

As can be seen by the photo, the woman’s vehicle was crushed from the top-down as it was retrieved from the lake.

Woman Intentionally Drives Off 50-Foot Cliff With Her Kids Inside - Noel Bankhead's Land Rover Recovered
Noel Bankhead’s Land Rover being retrieved from the lake below the cliff.

The New York Post reports that witnesses also saw Bankhead’s plunge in real-time. According to them, she was driving on a state highway when “she veered off it, positioning her car to launch off the cliff,” says the source.

It was at this point, according to witnesses, she did the unthinkable by accelerating off the rock face.

The source states nothing was mechanically wrong with the vehicle. And, unfortunately, authorities weren’t able to recover neither speed, acceleration, nor braking information. Apparently, there were no skid marks at the scene of the incident.

Woman Intentionally Drives Off 50-Foot Cliff With Her Kids Inside - Searching for Noel Bankhead's Land Rover
A view of the cliff where Noel Bankhead drove off to her and her kids’ deaths.

Actually, the sheriff’s office says — since there was an absence of resistance, like skid marks — they’ve labeled it as an intentional situation.

All in all, New York Post notes her background as follows.

“She went through a divorce about two years before the crash, and was remembered as an avid runner and full-time working parent who had been a paralegal and legal secretary for more than twenty years.”

So, what do you think happened to cause her to make this decision? Do you think it had anything to do with her divorce? If you have any comments, feel free to share them via our Facebook page.

[Featured Photo via @AdaCoSheriff / Twitter]

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