The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal Seneca County car accident that claimed the lives of a mother and two of her children. The accident occurred Tuesday night in Seneca County, and involved a family of five.
The 27-year-old driver of a vehicle was driving westbound on Township Road 112 when he failed to stop at a stop sign located at County Road 7. As a result of his failure to stop his motor vehicle, a southbound pickup truck collided with the man’s vehicle. The force of the car accident caused both vehicles to roll numerous times before coming to rest near the south side of the road.
The front seat passenger of the vehicle that was hit, a 25-year-old mother of three, was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident, and was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal accident. There were three young children sitting across the back seat of the car, ranging in age from 4-years-old to 7-years-old, at the time of the crash.
The 4-year-old child was not wearing a seat belt either, and was killed after being thrown from the car. The middle child, 5, was also thrown from the vehicle, but survived the accident and was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated. The eldest child passed away in the crash, but was said to be wearing a seat belt at the time. Both drivers involved in the crash were also injured.