Mansfield mother dies in two-vehicle crash in New Haven Township

NEW HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Norwalk Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that left a mother dead and her daughter injured on Sunday.

The crash happened at 10:06 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 103 and Peru Center Road in New Haven Township, Huron County.

Paula J. Fraley, 50, of Mansfield was driving a Honda Accord heading south on Peru Center Road when she failed to yield at a stop sign, causing her car to enter the intersection of SR. 103, according to law enforcement officials.

The left side of the Honda was hit by a Mercury Mariner heading west on SR. 103.

Fraley, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Willard Mercy Hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to the OSHP. Her 12-year-old daughter, who was also wearing a seatbelt, was also taken to the hospital where she was treated.

The driver of the Mercury Mariner sustained minor injuries.

Troopers said alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor in the crash.

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