An 11-year-old girl was left traumatized after her mother left her at the side of the road and then committed suicide.
The mother from River Falls, Wisconsin, was driving on a busy road when she stopped her car at the side of the road and exited the car, leaving her daughter inside alone. She proceeded to walk over to the bridge barrier and jumped off the bridge to her death.
The woman was identified as Molly Crumley, 48. According to her Facebook page, Crumley has two daughters, Katie and Clare.
Witnesses reported that the woman left her car on the shoulder near the St. Croix River bridge, about 100 meters west of Wisconsin's border.
She then exited her vehicle, leaving her young daughter inside. She climbed over the railing and jumped into the freezing water.
The distraught eleven-year-old-girl witnessed the incident.
According to reports, a counselor was called to the scene to meet with the abandoned girl. The girl is now in the care of relatives in Wisconsin.
A team of divers recovered the body from the icy waters by boat. It is unclear what drove Crumley to jump off the bridge.
Police are investigating the incident.