In an equally shocking and tragic story in Tennessee, a woman and her infant child are dead after the woman leaped from a highway overpass into oncoming traffic with the 21-month-old baby clutched in her arms. According to reports, Tonisha Lashay Barker, 26, began battling severe depression after losing her job at a coronavirus testing center.
Authorities say Barker was determined to commit suicide on Monday as she rammed her vehicle into a gas pump moments before jumping off the interstate overpass. A trucker reported a “large object” hit his rig after falling from the overpass. The bodies of Barker and her child were found on the roadway soon after.