Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Patrol still investigating accident that took tot’s life


By KATIE SCHWENDEMAN - Staff Writer , Morning Journal News
EAST PALESTINE Troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol out of Lisbon are still investigating a traffic crash that killed an infant Friday night on state Route 14.
Fourteen-month-old Ryan Brown was instantly killed when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Michelle A. Jones, 38, East Palestine, shortly after 9 p.m.
Troopers at the scene said Brown had run out of a home just off the eastbound lane of state Route 14 in Unity Township.
Jones was traveling in the eastbound lane just west of the state Route 165 intersection when the accident occurred.
Trooper Brian Kavanagh said Monday it is unclear at this time whether charges will be filed since the post is still looking into exactly what happened that night.
"As to what happened, we are still trying to piece together how he got out into the road," he said.
Once the report is completed it will be sent to the county prosecutor who will file charges, if necessary.
Trooper and Traffic Reconstruction Specialist Todd Jester is handling the investigation and was out of the office on Monday.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

My heart dropped the night this occured as my family and I were caught in the detour. It was clear that somebody had been seriously injured. I shortly there after found out what had happened and my heart sunk for the childs family as well as the driver. It was so dark, and the houses are so close to the road. It is hard enough to see a deer come out into the road let alone a 14 month old child. The driver needs every ones prayers as well. I have heard several people talk about the incident and say things like how does a baby end up on the road and what kind of parent doesnt watch their child. Those houses are sooo close to the road and anybody who has children should know that in the blink of an eye things happen. I just feel so bad for everyone involved.