‘Depressed’ Coronavirus Testing Site Worker Jumps to Her Death from Tennessee Overpass With 21-Month-Old Son in Her Arms

Former COVID testing site employee Tonisha Barker, 26, jumped to her death from a Tennessee overpass with her 21-month-old son, Jonathan Jones (pictured together), in her arms, killing him as well

A suicidal young mother jumped from a Tennessee highway overpass overnight with her toddler son in her arms, killing them both.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department has launched an investigation into the deaths of 26-year-old Tonisha Lashay Barker, of Memphis, and her son, who has been identified by family members as 21-month-old Jonathan Jones.

According to officials, the incident began unfolding before midnight on Monday, when deputies received 911 calls about a woman who had attempted to crash into a gas pump at the Shell gas station on Law Road.

Barker walked over to the I-40 overpass in Madison County after midnight on Monday and jumped with her son in her arms
Prior to the incident, passing drivers report seeing Barker attempting to crash into a gas pump at this Shell gas station

Witnesses who called 911 said they observed the woman get out of her car with a small child and walk over to the nearby Interstate 40 overpass, never to return, reported WREG.

A few minutes later, authorities got a call from a truck driver reporting that his vehicle was struck by ‘a large object’ that fell from the bridge.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Snejana Farberov

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