A Lake City woman is accused of purposely crashing her minivan in an attempt to kill her four children.
Calica Williams, 36, of Ocala, is facing four counts of attempted murder after police say the minivan she was driving crossed the median, and struck a large palm tree.
According to the police report, Williams instructed the children to remove their seat belts and stretch out their hands. She was then quoted as saying “The devil can’t hurt you. He only hurts bad people. You have the light of Jesus in you and only Jesus can cure us.” It is alleged that after Williams made these remarks, she deliberately crashed into a tree.
Witnesses that saw the accident told police the minivan was traveling at a high rate of speed when it slammed into the tree.
Ms. Williams and three of her children were taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville. The fourth child was taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center.