Officials Identify Woman Killed in DC Chase
Miriam Carey, 34, suffered from mental health issues
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2013 7:14 PM CDT
This image from video provided by Alhurra Television shows police with guns drawn surrounding a black Infiniti near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/Alhurra Television)

(Newser) – Law enforcement officials have identified the woman killed during a high-speed chase near the White House today as 34-year-old Miriam Carey of Stamford, Conn, NBC News reports. The Daily News reports that Carey, a dental hygienist who once lived in Brooklyn, had mental health issues and was let go from a job last year. Carey "fell down some stairs and she had a pretty significant head injury," said former boss Brian Evans. While staying in a hospital she learned she was pregnant and "she seemed happy."

But when Carey was let go from Evans' practice in Hamden, Conn, "it was nothing related to any mental problems that we were in tune to," he said. "There was never insubordination per se or anything like that. But she tended to go against the grain a bit." (Click to see a video of the incident.)

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Oct 4, 2013 12:50 AM CDT
Barack Obama kills children all the time using Executive Order drone strikes. He doesnt care about children. Neither do any of the politicians in DC. None of them care about children, especially children who impede US Government interests, only during Press Conferences AND ELECTIONS do politicians care about can people with mental health issues themselves care about others who have mental health issues? Crazy people are too self absorbed to care about other crazy people. Our elected officials are living proof.
Oct 4, 2013 12:44 AM CDT
At least she was only armed w/a car. Luckily she didn't drive it at high speed into a crowd, unfortunate the one officer was injured.
Oct 3, 2013 11:46 PM CDT
And if Barack Obama had a daughter ,It would look like her.