A North Carolina mom jumped to her death from a highway bridge Saturday after fatally injuring her two children, ages 7 and 3, whose talents and accomplishments she celebrated in a series of YouTube videos, PEOPLE confirms.
According to PEOPLE, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police identified the deceased as 34-year-old Christina Treadway, her 7-year-old son Isaiah Miller, and her 3-year-old daughter Iliyah Miller.
Going by the name Tina Lateena, Treadway, who was a gameday ticket taker for the Carolina Panthers football team according to a team spokesman who confirmed her employment to PEOPLE, described herself as “A mom who loves her kids and glam!!” on the YouTube channel where she posted multiple videos of her two children singing and dancing.
Six months ago, she posted a birthday video to the children’s father, writing, “My love for you is so BIG it has reached all over the world!”
After the deaths of his children, the father wrote on a GoFundMe page, “My kids were my everything I truly don’t know how my life will go on.”
Police said Treadway jumped from a bridge on Interstate 485. After she was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities backtracked to her home to find the two children at home alone with life-threatening injuries that required them to be taken to Carolina Medical Center, where they later died, according to WKRN.
“We love those kids and this has by far been the worst day of my entire life,” the children’s grandfather, Greg Moore, told Fox 46 WJZY.
She was a great mom,” said the grandmother, Tina Moore. “She was really, really a great girl. I love Tina to death, but she was just troubled. I don’t know what happened because she came and stayed at my house for the summer. I don’t know what happen, she just lost it,” she said.
A second set of grandparents also created a GoFundMe page for help with funeral and travel expenses.
Police did not release the nature of the injuries against the children but said they were looking at what might have caused Treadway to take the actions she did.
“Obviously, that’s at the core of this investigation,” said Major Mike Smathers, WKRN reports. “What would cause someone to be so despondent to want to take their own life and take the lives of their children? But that’s going to be a key component of the investigation, and we’re nowhere near ready to speak on that.”