• February 08, 2017

Gavin Reed Killed, Richard J. Ortiz & Lisa M. Alexander Hurt in Accident in Lima, OH

Lima, OH -- A multi-vehicle crash in the area of Lima, Ohio claimed the life of 8-year-old Gavin Reed, and left Richard J. Ortiz & Lisa M. Alexander with injuries Monday, February 6, 2017.

The incident took place at Lawrence and Clum Roads about 5:50 p.m.

The report claims a pickup truck driven by 31-year-old Richard J. Ortiz was southbound on Lawrence Road. When the pickup arrived at the intersection, it collided with the vehicle occupied by Gavin Reed and his mother, Lisa M. Alexander, 29. It is unclear exactly what occurred, but police say they believe the pickup failed to yield to the second vehicle.

Mr. Ortiz was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. Lisa M. Alexander and Gavin Reed were transported to Lima Memorial Health System. Ms. Alexander sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. Young Gavin Reed died a short time after arrival.

Officials are examining the details of the incident at this time.

The report provided no further information at the time of its release.

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