On December 12, 2013, a horrific car crash claimed the lives of three little girls in Prescott, Wisconsin. The driver, 34-year-old Kari J. Milberg, was chatting on Facebook just moments before the wreck.
Her daughter Lydia, 11, and two nieces, Clara Pavek and Laynie Jo Amos — both five-years-old — were killed in the accident. Clara and Laynie were the daughters of Milberg’s two sisters, which means all three women lost a daughter that afternoon.
Milberg wasn’t wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle, but has since made a recovery.
According to The Star Tribune, cell phone records prove she was sending and receiving Facebook messages just two minutes before the heartbreaking collision. Police found prescription Oxycodone in Milberg’s purse, and a blood report later showed she was under the influence at the time of the crash.
It was reported that the family was only two blocks from home when Milberg’s SUV spun out of control and smashed into an oncoming truck.
Milberg’s son was also in the car, however, he managed to survive the impact.
This week, she was charged with three counts of homicide for negligently operating a vehicle and reckless driving.