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Infant killed in 2-vehicle crash

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 6, 2019 at 5:32 PM

An infant died Sunday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident at a rural intersection in Richland County.

At least two other people sustained life-threatening injuries.

Matthew McBride, 24, of New London, was driving a 2005 Ford F-350 north on Ganges Five Points at 1:26 p.m. when he failed to stop at the stop sign for the Ohio 96 intersection and collided with a westbound 2010 Dodge Caravan, said troopers with the Mansfield post of the state Highway Patrol.

The collision forced the Caravan off the road, where it overturned, ejecting several occupants.

The driver of the Caravan, Stacey Boggs, 34, of Shelby, was transported to Mansfield Ohio Health with life-threatening injuries, troopers said.

Five of Boggs’ passengers — Dreama Mabry, 51, Joshua Boggs, 42, and three juveniles, all of Shelby — were transported to the same Mansfield hospital with severe injuries. A 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, troopers said.

Matthew and three juvenile passengers were transported to Mansfield Ohio Health with non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said.

It is unknown if alcohol and/or drug usage were a factor in the crash, troopers said.

Several occupants in the Dodge, and the driver of the Ford were not utilizing seatbelts, troopers said.

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. The crash remains under investigation.

Meanwhile, troopers with the Sandusky post are investigating a fatal crash that happened Monday morning in Erie County’s Berlin Township.

Gerald Schofield, 66, of Huron, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet HHR east on U.S. 6 at 10:49 a.m. when the vehicle went left of center, traveled off the left side of the road and struck a bridge barrier, troopers said. The vehicle continued through the barrier, went airborne over an occupied boat and landed in Cranberry Creek, where it submerged.

Schofield was pronounced deceased at the scene. His body was transported by North Central EMS to Fosters Funeral Home.

Assisting at the scene included the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, North Central EMS, Huron Fire/EMS and rescue dive team and Maag’s Towing.

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