MANSFIELD – An infant was killed and several people suffered life-threatening injuries during a two-vehicle crash on State Route 96 at Ganges-Five Points Road on Sunday afternoon.
According to the Mansfield post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 1:26 p.m., a 2005 red Ford f-350 failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 2010 black Dodge Caravan.
The Ford was northbound on Ganges Five Points, and the Dodge Caravan was westbound on State Route 96.
An infant sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, the Patrol reported.
The driver of the Ford was 24-year-old Matthew McBride of New London. McBride and three juvenile passengers were transported to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The Dodge Caravan was forced off the roadway and overturned, ejecting several occupants. The driver of the Dodge was 34-year-old Stacey Boggs, of Shelby. Boggs was transported to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Other passengers in the Dodge Caravan were Dreama Mabry, 51 years old, Joshua Boggs, 42, and three juvenile passengers of Shelby. These passengers were transported to OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital with severe injuries.
A juvenile passenger was flown from the scene to Nationwide Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Franklin Fire and EMS, Shiloh Fire and EMS, Shelby Fire and EMS and Community EMS responded to the scene. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office and Richland County Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene. State Route 96 and Ganges Five Points Road were closed while the crash was being investigated.
According to the Highway Patrol, it is unknown if alcohol and/or drug usage were a factor in the crash. Several occupants in the Dodge and the driver of the Ford were not wearing seat belts, but the Highway Patrol could confirm the infant was in a car seat.
The crash remains under investigation. Any possible charges are pending the result of the investigation.