Portage County community mourns 11-year-old student-athlete killed in crash

Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 8:03 AM EDT
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BRIMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - A Portage County community is mourning the death of a Field Middle School student-athlete killed in a car crash on Friday.

The Brimfield Township Police Department said 11-year-old Donald Robinson III died on Sept. 23 as a result of the crash.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Donald’s father and two siblings were also hurt. An update on their conditions was not released.

Investigators confirmed the other three involved in the crash were identified as Donald Robinson Jr., 35, Brooklyn Robinson 13, and Braydon Robinson, 8.

Brimfield Township Police Chief Roy Mosley III said Donald III played football along with his brother Braydon.

“There simply are no words that can sufficiently express our sorrow,” Mosley said of the crash. “On behalf of all of us at BPD, we send our heartfelt condolences to the Robinson family and to everyone affected by this terrible incident.”

Chief Mosley said grief counselors were at Field Local Schools to assist students and staff with the sudden loss.

The single-car crash took place Friday morning on Sunnybrook Road, according to previous reports.

State troopers confirmed the vehicle traveled off the road, hit an embankment and flipped several times.

All four people were ejected in the crash, police said.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

This is a developing story. Return to 19 News for updates.