Mom cleared in infants' deaths

Woman who drove infant twins into ditch found not guilty by reason of insanity.
TNS Regional News
Jun 19, 2014


An Ida, Mich. mother charged with aggravated vehicular homicide for driving her infant twins into a ditch last year was found not guilty by reason of insanity Wednesday in Wood County Common Pleas Court.

Lori Massingill, 29, was driving north on Fostoria Road south of State Rt. 163 in Troy Township on Nov. 12. with her two 6-week-old children in the back seat when the car hit railroad tracks, went airborne, and eventually crashed in a ditch on the left side of the road, according to state troopers. The two infants, Presley and Parker, both died in the crash.

In addition to the ruling on the two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, Wood County Common Pleas Judge Alan Mayberry found Ms. Massingill not guilty by reason of insanity on one count of endangering children.

Judge Mayberry said that medical documents provided to the court indicate that Ms. Massingill suffered from “psychotic mental illness” at the time of the crash.

A hearing is scheduled for June 26 to decide where Ms. Massingill will be placed.


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So, she was so "mentally unstable" that her friends and family allowed her to drive all the way out of IDA, Troy Township (Stony Ridge, Ohio) with her twin infants, in improper car seats???? She was driving too fast for the road, improper car seats for the size of the newborns, but she is "crazy". Right. Ok. Guess noone noticed that all the other times she was out driving around. If there were documents that state she had this condition, why was she allowed to be driving with them in the car?