Car struck tree in Marion County, pregnant woman killed

Legal News for Ohio Personal Injury Attorneys. A female passenger and her unborn child were killed when the car they were in hit a tree.

Ohio personal injury lawyer alerts- Ohio State Highway Patrol investigates fatal crash that killed pregnant woman, injured three others.

Marion County, OH—A motor vehicle accident resulted in the tragic death of a woman and her unborn child on Ohio State Route 423. The fatal crash occurred at 5:38 on Saturday, January 23, 2010, according to information provided by MarionStar.com.

The wreck occurred after an eastbound 2003 Dodge Caravan, driven by 32-year-old Stephanie Wooten, ran a stop sign at Ohio 423, coming from Kenton Galion Road, according to alleged reports by the Marion Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). Simultaneously, a 2001 Honda Accord, driven by 30-year-old Drew Gannon, was traveling northbound on Ohio 423. The Accord driver reportedly veered right in an attempt to avoid a collision with the Dodge but subsequently traveled through a yard, striking a tree instead. There were four people, including a pregnant woman, occupying the Accord at the time of the crash.

Marion Township fire rescue/emergency medical services (EMS) crews responded to the scene to transport those injured in the crash to area hospitals for treatment by doctors and nurses. Drew Gannon, Sarah Gannon, Samuel Gannon and Tasia Stacey were all taken to Marion General Hospital for the treatment of their injuries. Sarah Gannon, the pregnant woman in the vehicle, allegedly had to be extricated from the vehicle before being transported to Marion hospital. Responding medical professionals then delivered the baby who was also sadly pronounced dead at the hospital. Sarah was then transferred to Grant Hospital where she was also pronounced dead.

The Salt Rock Fire Department, Stofcheck Ambulance Service, Marion County Sheriff’s Department, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s crash reconstruction unit also reportedly responded to the deadly crash scene to investigate.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers.

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