Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Boy, 7, killed in crash

By Janice Morse
The Cincinnati Enquirer

MILFORD TWP. - A 7-year-old Hamilton County boy was killed in a traffic crash that also injured his 2-year-old brother and his grandmother.

Andrew Baker of Cleves was pronounced dead at the scene, Ohio 177 just north of Somerville Road, Sunday evening.

His grandmother, Patricia S. Jones, 51, of Hamilton, and his brother, Sean Horrocks, were taken to Middletown Regional Hospital. Ms. Jones was listed in serious condition Monday. Sean was treated and released.

Ms. Jones and the boys had just left Connersville, Ind., and were apparently heading toward her home or theirs when the crash happened around 7 p.m. Sunday, said Detective Monte Mayer, spokesman for the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

Ms. Jones was driving a 1991 Acura hatchback southbound on Ohio 177 when she lost control of the vehicle and went left of center, striking a northbound 2001 Ford pickup driven by Wayne Wright, 51, of Camden.

Mr. Wright was treated at the scene for apparent minor injuries.

A preliminary investigation showed snowy road conditions might have been a factor, Detective Mayer said.

The county sheriff's and coroner's offices are continuing to investigate.

E-mail jmorse@enquirer.com

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