SR 96 Fatal Crash Investigation Continues

by Jane Ernsberger
Special to the Record

An investigation is ongoing into a fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of an infant that happened on Sunday, May 5 in northern Richland County.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Ohio 96 and Ganges Five Points Road. A 2005 Ford F-350 being driven by Matthew McBride, 24, New Londn, was northbound on Ganges Five Points Road.

The other vehicle involved was a 2010 Dodge Caravan that was being driven by Stacey Boggs, 34, Shelby. That vehicle was westbound on Ohio 96.

Troopers said McBride failed to stop at the stop sign on Ganges Five Point Road and collided with the Dodge. The Caravan was forced off the roadway and overturned, ejecting several passengers.

Boggs, according to the Highway Patrol, was transported to Mansfield Ohio Health with life threatening injuries. Passengers, Dreama Mabry, 51; Joshua Boggs, 42, and three juvenile passengers all of Shelby were transported to Mansfield Ohio Health with severe injuries. Two medical helicopters were called to the scene, but not used for any transport.

A third juvenile was flown from the scene to Nationwide Children's Hospital with life threatening injuries. According to troopers, an infant sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Richland County Coroner was called to the scene.

Assisting at the scene in transporting victims were Franklin Township Fire & EMS, Shelby Fire & EMS. Troopers were assisted by the Richland County Sheriff's Office. The intersection was closed while victims were being transported.

According to the Mansfield Post, it is unknown if alcohol and/or drug usage were a factor in the crash. Several occupants in the Dodge, and McBride in the F-350 were not using seat belts.

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