Child dies in Medina County accident - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Child dies in Medina County accident


The Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that around 11 a.m. Tuesday afternoon.  The accident happened on Interstate 71 northbound near exit 204 which is the exit to SR 83 in Harrisville Township. 

Troopers say Willie Littlejohn, 41 of Parma was driving a 2006 Pontiac northbound on Interstate 71.  He was stopped in the right lane when his vehicle was struck in the rear by William Diesch, 29 of West Salem, driving a 2010 Ford SUV.

Passengers in Littlejohn's car were his wife, Rebecca Littlejohn, 34 and two children, Alexander Littlejohn, age 6 and Megan Littlejohn, age 2 all of Parma Ohio. 

Willie and his wife were taken to Lodi Hospital with serious injuries. Alexander and Megan were life flighted to University Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department where Megan died of her injuries.  

The passenger with William Diesch was his wife Mary E Diesch,  31 of West Salem.  She and William were taken to Lodi Hospital with serious injuries. 

Alcohol is not a factor

This crash remains under investigation.

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