Pennsylvania mother-of-five dies in crash after her boyfriend cut the brakes lines of her car in order to make a crack pipe
- Tammy Fox, 38, was killed last week in a crash after her boyfriend cut her brake lines
- Police in Pennsylvania say John Jenkins, 39, slit the brakes lines for a crack pipe
- The car was traveling 60 mph and brake lights flashed, but it never slowed down
- Boyfriend faces homicide charges after girlfriend lost control of the car, crashed into a tree and died
Police in Pennsylvania say a man who cut his girlfriend’s brake lines trying to get a crack pipe faces homicide charges after she lost control of the car, crashed into a tree and died.
John Jenkins, 39, of Dunmore, is being held without bail in the August 22 death of mother-of-five Tammy Fox, 38.
A witness says the car was traveling about 60 mph and the brake lights flashed, but it never slowed down before the crash.
Tammy Fox (pictured) died in a crash last week after her boyfriend cut the brake lines of her car for a crack pipe
Fox crashed into a tree and died after she lost control of her vehicle on August 22
Witness Richard Hein told WNEP: ‘We saw the car going through and she hit the two parked cars to there and she hit the tree.
‘Me and my coach stopped and we got out and we walked out and everybody was there like from Cooper’s and they were trying to get the door open.’
According to court documents, Jenkins told police Fox was ‘driving him crazy’ because she was looking for a pipe to smoke crack in.
He allegedly told troopers he didn’t want to go to the store for a pipe, so he started ‘hacking away’ underneath Fox’s vehicle to get something she could use.
John Jenkins (right) faces faces homicide charges after he admitted to cutting the brake lines of Fox’s (left) car
Trooper Bob Urban of Pennsylvania State Police in Dunmore confirmed the crash was not an accident.
’99 percent of the time it’s mainly operator error, but then when you look into it and that’s why we have these inspections of vehicles, then we determine, “Hey! This time it wasn’t the operator,”‘ Urban told the news station.
‘This vehicle was actually tampered with… and that’s what caused the death in this crash.’
No attorney information is available.
A memorial was set up for Fox, who leaves behind five children