Mom accused of driving car with 2 kids into Cedar River

June 8, 2018

CEDAR RIVER, Iowa (AP) — A 35-year-old Cedar Rapids woman is accused of intentionally driving her car with her two children inside into the Cedar River on a chilly evening in March.

Linn County Court records say Alicia Cole is charged with two counts of child endangerment causing injury. The records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for her.

Authorities say firefighters and police were sent to Cedar Rapids’ Mohawk Park around 4:45 p.m. on March 11. They found that boaters already had helped Cole and the two children from the sinking car.

A court document says all three “were exposed to potential hypothermia and drowning.”

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