Baby dies from injuries sustained in crash from Parma police chase

PARMA, Ohio - A baby has died one day after being injured in a crash during a police chase in Parma.

Ronald Jones, 31, fled from police in his car after shoplifting steak, lobster tails and beer from a Parma grocery store, according to police. 

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The chase started around 5 a.m. Monday after police attempted to stop Jones. 

Jones traveled northbound on Ridge Road from W. Ridgewood Drive where he initially cut through some side streets before returning to Ridge Road. 

Jones was coming from Ridge Road when it made a right turn on Pearl Road and crashed into a garbage truck. The entire vehicle burst into flames, according to a witness.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. His 5-month-old daughter, Mylah Jones, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, before succumbing to those injuries a day later. 

Jones' mother was also injured during the crash but has since been treated and released. Police say criminal charges against her are still pending. 

 

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