The fatal crash that took the life of a mother and her three children is being ruled a suicide by City of Newburgh investigators.

An unidentified woman drove her vehicle into the Hudson River early Tuesday evening drowning herself and three children. Police have not released the names of the victims but have confirmed there were 2 boys ages 5 and 2 and an 11 month old infant girl.

A fourth child was able to escape the vehicle and made a frantic call for help. He told the Newburgh Fire Department that his mother had driven into the river with 3 of her children. City of Newburgh Police and Fire Departments responded to the call but it was too late.

The vehicle was recovered from the river near the boat launch in Gull Harbor next to Gully's with all 4 occupants still inside.

The names of the victims have not been released as an ongoing investigation into a domestic violence call made shortly before the incident is being followed up.

One Newburgh City Firemen said, "This is the worst call I've been on in 12 years."