Any community recoils when a traffic accident kills several people, especially when children are involved. Ashtabula is still reeling from a two-vehicle accident on October 19 that killed an entire family.
The victims were traveling on West 58th Street in a Toyota Corolla. A pickup truck driven by a man with a history of drunken driving violations failed to obey a stop sign on a street that intersects with 58th Street. The pickup truck hit the Corolla, and all four occupants of the Corolla were pronounced dead at the scene. The four victims included the driver, his wife, their infant son and another man. The driver of the pickup escaped with minor injuries.