[Ed. – Please before humanity]
A 38-year-old mother of five living in Scranton is dead following a car crash that police say was caused by her boyfriend cutting her brake lines, Pennsylvania State Police say.
John William Jenkins Jr., 39, cut the brake lines “in an attempt to obtain a metal pipe that could be used to smoke crack cocaine,” according to state police at Dunmore in Lackawanna County.
Police charged Jenkins with homicide in the death of Tammy A. Fox, and he is being held without the possibility of bail.
Fox, a Jersey City native, was driving her black Hyundai Sonata about 10 a.m. Aug. 22 west on Pine Street in Scranton when “her vehicle began to accelerate,” police say in a news release.
The car crossed through the intersection of Pine Street and North Washington Avenue where it “violently struck a tree,” according to police.
Fox died of her injuries suffered in the crash.