GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – An eight-month-old child has died from his injuries after the Friday three-vehicle crash in Mahoning County.
Officials from the Summit County Coroner’s Office say 8-month-old Finn Smith passed away at 11:15 p.m. Saturday at Akron Children’s Hospital.
According to a press release from Ohio State Highway Patrol, the three cars collided just before 4 p.m. Friday at the intersection of State Route 534 and Middletown Road in Goshen Township.
One car was driving west on Middletown Road when the driver of the car did not yield and hit a truck traveling south on S.R. 534. The car struck the truck and pushed it into the path of a second car traveling north on S.R. 534.
The truck hit the second car in a head-on collision.
Smith was in the second vehicle in a child safety seat and received life-threatening injuries. The driver of the second car also received serious injuries.
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Finn was the son of Youngstown State University Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach, Brad Smith. The YSU Athletics Page said that Smith was also involved in the crash. The University is asking that people keep the family in their thoughts and prayers.
OSHP, Goshen Township Police, Goshen Twp. Fire Department and ODOT all assisted in the crash.
The crash is still under investigation. No word yet on if charges are pending.