Child Dies In Marion County Crash!

Troopers from the Marion Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at about 12:20pm on State Route 95 near milepost 20 in Marion County.

The crash involved a white 2008 GMC Acadia driven by Sheila A. Heim age 51 of Cardington. the GMC was westbound on SR 95 and drove off the right side of the road into a ditch, struck a culvert and overturned coming to rest on it's tires.

Ms. Heim had two occupants. Ricky Richardson, age 11, of Cardington was in the left rear seat and Braylen Louderback, age 6, of Mt Gilead was in the right rear seat. Ms. Heim and Braylen Louderback were both ejected from the vehicle.

Braylen Louderback was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Marion County Coroner's office. Ricky Richardson was taken to Marion General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and Sheila Heim was taken by Survival Flight to Grant Hospital.

First Consolidated , Marion Township, Marion County Sheriffs office, ODOT and The Marion County Coroners Office assisted on the screen scene.

No occupants in the vehicle were wearing seatbelts. Toxicology results are pending.


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