Akron mother tries to kill self, daughter by driving car into lake

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AKRON, OH – A 24-year-old Akron mother is in jail after trying to drown herself and her 2-year-old daughter Monday evening in an Akron Lake.

Police tell Fox 8 that Dee-Andra McGhee put her daughter into a car shortly after 6 p.m. Monday, July 4th, and then drove the car into Summit Lake near Manchester Road in an attempt to kill them both.

Two good Samaritans saw what was going on and jumped in the water. They were able to rescue the mother and her daughter, who were both taken to hospitals. Both of them were treated and released.

McGhee is charged with attempted murder, child endangering and criminal damaging. She is in the Summit County Jail.

Her daughter was released to the custody of a family member.

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