Two Children, Ages 2 and 4, Killed in Marion County Crash

Written by on November 22, 2022

Two children are dead after an accident in Marion County Monday night.

According to a release from the Marion Post of the Ohio State Patrol, 30 year old Cassandra Bautista, of Caledonia, was driving south on Whetstone River Road and traveled through the intersection at Roberts Road without stopping.

The vehicle went off the left side of the road where it struck a tree and an embankment.

It became airborne and rolled into a pond trapping the driver and her four children, ages nine, seven, four and two inside the water-filled vehicle.

All of the occupants were taken to Marion General Hospital.  

The two-year-old was pronounced dead at that hospital and the four-year-old was pronounced dead at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  

The other three occupants were all in critical condition.

All occupants had their seatbelts on and two were in booster seats. 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was assisted by Marion County Sheriff’s Office, First Consolidated, Pleasant Township, Fort Morrow, Marion Township Fire and EMS, Precision Towing and Ron’s Towing.  

The crash remains under investigation.

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