MANSFIELD, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a crash on State Route 96 in Mansfield Sunday that injured 11 people and left an infant dead.
The crash happened at about 1:26 p.m. on SR-96 at Ganges Five Points Road, according to OSHP. A Ford F-350 was traveling north on Ganges Five Points, failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a Dodge Caravan that was westbound on SR-96. The Caravan was forced off the roadway, overturned, and ejected several occupants.
The 24-year-old driver of the F-350 and three juvenile passengers were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to OSHP.
The 34-year-old driver of the Caravan was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, OSHP stated. A 51-year-old passenger, a 42-year-old passenger and three juvenile passengers were taken to the hospital with severe injuries. Another juvenile passenger was flown from the scene to Nationwide Children’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. An infant sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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 the Richland County Coroner’s office also responded to the scene. The intersection was closed while the crash was being investigated.
It is unknown if alcohol and drug use are factors in the crash, OSHP said. Several occupants of the Dodge, and the driver of the Ford were not using seat belts.
The crash remains under investigation.