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Cleveland Student Killed, Sibling Injured in Car Accident

An Omsted Falls Middle School student died and another was injured on Sunday from injuries sustained in a two-car accident in Mentor. A sixth grader at Omsted Falls was killed as a result of the crash. Her brother, an eighth grader, was critically injured in the crash. The 13-year-old was transported to Rainbow's Babies & Children's Hospital where he was in critical but stable condition.

According to Mentor Police, the car accident occurred when a Dodge minivan and a Chevy SUV collided around 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Heisley Road in Mentor, near the entrance ramp of State Route 2. The Dodge minivan was traveling northbound on Heisley when the driver attempted to turn westbound on Route 2 on the entrance ramp. While attempting the turn, the Dodge minivan collided with an oncoming SUV carrying five people.

Reports detail that a 64-year-old Concord Township man -- the students' grandfather -- was driving the minivan which carried the siblings and a 55 year old passenger, who also died in the accident. Due to the wreckage, the minivan's roof needed to be cut in order to extract the adult passenger from the vehicle. The driver was taken to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center where he was stable but in critical condition.

The occupants of the SUV -- a husband, wife and three children -- were all transported to Hillcrest Hospital following the car accident. They were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

This accident is still under investigation by authorities.

Source: Cleveland.com "Olmsted Falls student killed, sibling injured in car crash" 08/30/2010

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