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Franklin Twp., OH – Four Killed in Major Crash on I-71 near MM 152

Franklin Twp., OH (April 1, 2024) – Several people have lost their lives due to a fatal collision that occurred early Sunday morning in Morrow County. The crash was reported to law enforcement at around 2:40 a.m. on March 31.

According to official reports, 26-year-old Salvador Alfaro Castaneda was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Interstate 71 when his vehicle collided with a 2020 Hyundai Tucson on the southbound side of the roadway near mile marker 152. Authorities arrived on-site and secured the roadway.

Multiple victims involved in the accident were fatally injured. Authorities pronounced 50-year-old Ivonne Olvera and 31-year-old Cristal Galloso Olvera deceased while on-site. The driver of the Hyundai, 32-year-old Larry Dotson, and his passenger, 32-year-old Marlee S Middleton, were also both pronounced deceased at the scene. Castaneda was severely injured in the crash and rushed to a hospital in Mansfield for emergency care. At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We hope Salvador Alfaro Castaneda is able to recover quickly.

We offer our sympathies to the families of Larry Dotson, Marlee S Middleton, Cristal Galloso Olvera, and Ivonne Olvera.

Two burning memorial candlesFatal motor vehicle accidents have a devastating impact on families, causing grief and financial strain. It is essential to act quickly in gathering evidence after losing a loved one in a fatal motor vehicle accident, as crucial video footage is often deleted within 72 hours. Our Rapid Response team is already in the process of gathering ODOT video footage for this accident.

At Merriman Legal, LLC, we understand the urgency of taking quick action after a fatal car accident. We are passionate about helping those who have lost loved ones in car accidents receive the justice and fair compensation they deserve. Our experienced Mansfield wrongful death attorneys will fight diligently to hold negligent parties accountable and secure maximum compensation for our clients.

If you lost a loved one in a fatal car accident, do not hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation with our Ohio car accident lawyers at (216) 522-9000. We are here to support you during this difficult time and get you the compensation your family needs.

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