Skip to comments.Woman Cited Hours Before Highway Deaths
Posted on 01/25/2008 8:55:17 PM PST by DJ MacWoW
BOSTON (AP) A woman who killed herself and her sister's two small children by walking into oncoming interstate traffic had a minor car accident and State Police cited her just hours before the double murder-suicide.
Marcelle "Marci" Thibault, 39, showed no signs of impairment when three State Police troopers arrived to the scene of the accident the same highway where she would later die around 6:50 p.m. on Jan. 11, State Police Capt. Barry O'Brien told The Associated Press on Friday.
Less than three hours later, she killed herself and her twin sister's two children by walking into oncoming traffic on Interstate 495, less than 10 miles from her earlier accident.
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Prayers for this family.
Prayers for the family.
And prayers for the drivers - what a living nightmare to inflict on someone.
I wonder if she was confused by the fist accident.
There was a man on a motorcycle who took a spill on a frontage road a few miles from here. A woman stopped to help him. He was standing up, dusting himself off. Said he was fine and didn’t need help. She got back in her car and as she was driving off she looked in the rear view mirror. She saw him walk into freeway traffic where he was killed. She was hysterical by the time she got to the office. She wished she had stayed with him.
I thought of the 2 drivers horror after I posted. This will be with them forever.
The article said that another motorist told police that she "appeared agitated" but the police said she appeared fine. It also said she had experienced some mental health issues in the last year. It's a heartbreaking story.
that’s just heartbreaking.
Prayers for the children and all involved.
I hadn't even thought of that. This story is such a hard thing to wrap your head around.
The police have more experience in these matters, we should always agree with their opinion.
I can't blame the police. She even fooled her family who knew her and her twin let her take the kids. Apparently the woman could mask what was wrong with her.
I was being sarcastic. Her family knew her better than the five minute interview the cop had with her. It was their responsibility to watch out and see how she was going to react to the incident.
I saw an earlier report of this story and it said the woman took her clothes off and those of the children and walked with them into oncoming traffic. Her sister said she had a mental problem.
I understood......kinda. :)
I still say that she was adept at masking what was going on in her head. This is just a horrific tragedy.