A beautiful 38-year-old mother of five is dead after being involved in 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.”
Scranton, PA police are charging John with homicide in the death of Tammy A. Fox, and he is being held with bail.
Tammy was driving her black Hyundai Sonata one morning when “her vehicle began to accelerate,” police explained in a news release.
A witness told the Scranton Times-Tribune that the vehicle appeared to be going 50 to 60 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
The car lost control and “violently struck a tree,” according to police. Fox was killed by the crash.
“A mechanical inspection and search of Fox’s vehicle showed that the brake lines had been cut,” police said.
John eventual confessed to police that he had cut the brake lines the night before while at the couple’s home, the release states. He used the brake kine as a “crack pipe” according to police.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover Fox’s funeral expenses and care for her five children. To donate, click here.