A 26-year-old woman parked her car on the Homestead Grays Bridge on Friday evening with her three children in the vehicle, jumped over the railing, and killed herself, the Pittsburgh police said.
A city public safety spokesman repoirted that police, fire and EMS crews responded to a distressed call that a woman was seen at the outer railing of the bridge about 7:20 p.m., per reports from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
By the time emergency responders arrived at the scene, the woman had jumped into the Monongahela River. The river rescue team recovered her body at about 9:15 p.m. and declared her dead.
The woman was identified as Stanlee Allyn Holbrook of McKees Rocks, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office.
Police said that they found three children between the ages of one and nine all unharmed in the car. The children were taken to a local hospital for evaluation and will be turned over to CYF, according to the spokesman.
Following the incident, the police closed two lanes of traffic, and snarled traffic in the surrounding areas.