Husband arrested in fatal minivan plunge off Bear Mountain cliff in Stony Point

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A Staten Island man was arrested Friday on charges he helped his wife commit suicide when their minivan plunged off a Bear Mountain cliff in Stony Point.

Authorities say 34-year-old Victor Han knew his 35-year-old wife, Hejin, was suicidal and gave her an opportunity to carry out her intentions Wednesday. Hejin Han was in the minivan with her two daughters when it rolled off a road in Bear Mountain State Park and tumbled down the mountainside into the trees and rocks below. The mother was declared dead at the scene and her daughters, ages 3 and 5, suffered minor injuries. Investigators say the children were strapped in the backseat, but believe Hejin Han was not wearing a seat belt.

Victor Han was arrested on charges of promoting a suicide attempt, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child. He is expected to be arraigned Friday.

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