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Fatal Injury Accident Strawberry Farms and SR161

Friday, May 08, 2020

Sheriff Dallas Baldwin states that the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a serious injury traffic crash that occurred on May 7, 2020 at approximately 1:16pm.  According to multiple witnesses, three juveniles were crossing the street in the crosswalk at Strawberry Farms Blvd and SR161 northbound towards Buenos Aires Blvd.  When the east and westbound lights for SR161 turned green for the traffic to go, the children continued to travel northbound from the median when one of juveniles identified as Dijon Peoples, age 10 of Columbus, Ohio was struck by a silver Honda Accord driven by Mia Cabera, age 19 of Sunbury, Ohio. The Blendon Township Police Department, The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the Westerville Division of Fire responded to the scene. Dijon Peoples was transported to the hospital in critical condition by Westerville Fire Medics.   
Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor. This incident remains under investigation.
Update:  The juvenile, Dijon Peoples, age 10 of Columbus, Ohio that was struck while crossing SR161 in the crosswalk at Strawberry Farms Blvd died at Nationwide Childrens Hospital at 6:55 PM.

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