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Local 10-year-old girl dies in accident

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Jan 26, 2014 at 9:03 AM

A 10-year-old Shiloh girl died Thursday night following a one-vehicle rollover crash on Ohio 603.

The fatal crash occurred east of Willet Road in Cass Township.

Jennifer Schrank, 29, of Shiloh, was driving west on Ohio 603 in a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina at 10:24 p.m. when she attempted to pass a vehicle and lost control, according to troopers with the Mansfield post of the state Highway Patrol. Her vehicle went off the right side of the road, struck a utility pole and overturned several times.

A passenger, Danielle Bailey, 10, of Shiloh, was ejected in the crash, troopers said. She was pronounced dead at MedCentral/Shelby Hospital at 11:05 p.m., according to the Richland County Coroner's Office.

Schrank and another passenger, Brooke Bailey, 6, were taken to the Shelby hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries, troopers said.

Although roads may appear to be clear, conditions can change rapidly, especially in rural areas where blowing snow can create slippery surfaces, troopers said. Drivers are reminded to make sure all passengers wear seatbelts.

This is the second fatal crash in Richland County this year.

Danielle Bailey was a fifth-grader at Plymouth-Shiloh Elementary, where she made the merit roll for the second nine weeks.

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