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Woman who drove van into ocean charged with attempted murder

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL (WKOW) -- Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson says the pregnant South Carolina woman who drove her minivan into the ocean surf off Daytona Beach is being charged with attempted murder and aggravated child abuse.

In the minivan with 32-year-old Ebony Wilkerson were her three children, ages three, nine and ten.  Bystanders and officers worked together pulling Wilkerson and her kids from the submerging vehicle Tuesday.

Wilkerson has denied trying to harm her children, but the kids say otherwise.  Sheriff Johnson says the doors were locked and the windows rolled up.  One of the children tried to wrestle the steering wheel away.
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