Tragic End To Glendale Family’s Vacation
While driving back from a vacation with relatives, a family from Glendale was decimated in an accident on an interstate highway in Ohio last Thursday, Apr. 4, leaving two young children dead and their father critically injured, law enforcement sources said.
Pedro Crumpton, seven, and Paris Crumpton, two, were killed after the SUV they were riding in with their parents collided with a truck and overturned on a portion of Interstate 76 in the town of Milton, Ohio at last Thursday morning.
Their parents-Rashon Crumpton,
38, who was behind the wheel; and Shakia Crumpton, 36, a New York City corrections officer-were hospitalized with injuries. Reportedly, Rashon Crumpton was placed in a medically-induced coma due to the extent of his injuries, while Shakia Crumpton is recovering.
The family resides on 65th Street in Glendale.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 7:50 a.m. last Thursday along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 76 in Milton, about 20 miles west of Youngstown.
Reportedly, the Crumptons were traveling in a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer eastbound on the highway en route back to the New York City area when the vehicle suddenly lost control and swerved into a median.
Police said the SUV flipped over several times, ejecting all four victims in the process, then collided with a Kenworth tractor-trailer traveling eastbound on the interstate.
Officers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and paramedics rushed to the location. Pedro and Paris Crumpton were pronounced dead at the scene following an examination by the Mahoning County, Ohio, Coroner’s Office.
Rashon and Shakia Crumpton were rushed to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Austintown for treatment. The truck driver, an Indiana man, was not injured.
An investigation is ongoing, law enforcement sources in Ohio said.