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Pennsylvania Mom killed in car crash after boyfriend cut brake lines to make crack pipe: cops

August 31, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Pennsylvania Mom killed in car crash after boyfriend cut brake lines to make crack pipe: cops

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Pennsylvania Mom killed in car crash after boyfriend cut brake lines to make crack pipe: cops

Authorities said a mother of five in Pennsylvania was killed in a lethal car crash last week after her boyfriend slit her brake lines to make it look like a crack pipe.

Tammy Fox, 38, was driving her car when she crashed into parked cars and then slammed into a tree in Scranton, WNEP reported.

Fox’s boyfriend, John William Jenkins Jr., confessed to state authorities that he cut the brakes of Fox’s vehicle the day before her deadly accident “to obtain a metal pipe that could be used to smoke crack cocaine.”

The 39-year-old told authorities that Fox was “driving him crazy” to find for a crack pipe. He told investigators that he had no experience with cars and “cut anything underneath the vehicle that could be used to smoke crack.”

Fox’s vehicle appeared to be going at 50 or 60 mph before the incident, a witness said to the Scranton Times-Tribune. The brake lights flashed on and off, but the car didn’t slow down before the collision.

The horrific discovery of the severed brakes came after officers carried out a “mechanical inspection and search of Fox’s vehicle.”

The Lackawanna County coroner’s office told WNEP that Fox died at the hospital after she suffered a number of traumatic injuries in the crash.

Jenkins has been charged with homicide and is in custody at the Lackawanna County Prison without bail.

A GoFundMe page was launched to help pay for Fox’s funeral and leftover funds will be given to her children.

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