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Calcutta couple and Minerva child die in crash

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WAYNE TOWNSHIP, Columbiana Co, Ohio - The Lisbon Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash with multiple fatalities.  The crash occurred on Sunday at approximately 10:54 a.m. in Wayne Township, Columbiana County.

According to a patrol report, a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 31-year-old Rachel K. Lindesmith of Hanoverton was traveling east on State Route 518. The Lindesmith vehicle traveled left of center and struck a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox that was traveling in  the opposite direction.

Lindesmith and her 9-month-old son, Austin were transported to Salem Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Lindesmith was transferred to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown. The highway patrol says Lindesmith was wearing a safety belt and her son was secured in a rear facing child safety seat.

The Equinox was carrying nine people, including the driver, 39-year-old James D Nign of Calcutta, and his 27 year old wife Meghann who were both killed. 11-year-old Addisyn Benzel of Minerva, who was a passenger in the Nign vehicle, was ejected from the vehicle and killed.

The report says neither of the Nigns were wearing seat belts, and no seat belt was available for Addisyn Benzel.

The highway patrol report identified the other occupants of the Nign vehicle as follows:

McKenna M. Nign,  age 11, no restraint available, transported to Akron Children's Hospital.

McKayla E. Howard, age 11, no restraint available, transported to Aultman Hospital in Canton

Savannah D. Nign, age 6, seated on the lap of Meghann Nign. Taken by medical helicopter to UPMC Children's Hospital.

Chase D. Nighn, age 4, In a child safety seat. Taken by medical helicopter to UPMC Children's Hospital.

Brody B. Nign, age 1. In a child safety seat. Taken by medical helicopter to UPMC Children's Hospital.

Payslee R Nign, age 9 months. In a child safety seat. Taken by medical helicopter to UPMC Children's Hospital.

According to Meghann Nign's Facebook page, she was a volunteer with the Calcutta Volunteer Fire Department

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