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Ohio motorist said she was driving 100 mph and trying to kill other drivers because God told her to do it

2019-09-28

She was on a mission from God.

A southwest Ohio woman responsible for a five-car crash reportedly told police she was driving 100 mph and trying to kill fellow drivers Tuesday evening because “God told her to do it,” according to WLWT in Lebanon, Ohio.

The driver, Mary Klawitter, was booked for felonious assault and her bond was set at $5,000. When Klawitter was apprehended around 8:30 p.m., she allegedly told cops her orders to randomly smash into other cars came straight from the top and she “does whatever God tells her to do.”

Investigators are trying to determine if indeed the 63-year-old woman’s speedometer reached triple digits, but one motorist who was hit said Klawitter was moving very quickly.

“She just slammed into the back of a car that was behind me which slammed into me, and I hit the car in front of me," a motorist identifying herself only as Stephanie told WLWT. "I mean, she was going so fast.”

Stephanie said her 6-year-old and 11-month-old sons were in her car when she was rear-ended. She believed Klawitter may have committed attempted murder.

“What we thought was an injury crash to begin with turned out to be an intentional act where a lady had intentionally rammed several cars on Columbus Avenue,” Lt. Chuck O’Bryon said.

WHIO-TV reported that a highway patrol officer described Klawitter as being in a state of “mental distress” when the pile-up occurred.

One person hurt in the accident was in critical condition, according to the report.