ROSEVILLE, Ohio – January 11, 2017Â at approximately 8:05 A.M. a vehicle traveling west bound on Foltunrose Road lost control due to an icy roadway and rolled down the 85 feet embankment.
The Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol released that 27-year-old Stephanie Williams of Crooksville was driving with her two daughters in the back seat, eight-year-old Ella Zink and six-year-old Anastasia Zink.
“During the rollover, over the embankment the right rear passenger, we believe six-year-old female was ejected from the vehicle at the bottom of the [embankment] to a rest,”said Sergeant Kevin Kelley. “We located the six-year-old child under the vehicle. She was trapped.”
Anastasia Zink was pronounced dead at the scene. Kelley said the investigation will continue and one particular factor the patrol is studying is whether seat belts and a booster seat were used.
“We located a booster seat it wasn’t a proper booster seat it didn’t have a cover on it,” Kelley said.Â “It wouldn’t have been adequate for what was needed for this crash. We don’t know if it was in use or not. We’re still trying to determine whether or not seat belts were in use at this time.”
Ella Zink and Stephanie Williams were transported to Genesis Hospital. Williams was tested and released with non-life threatening injuries and Zink was transported Â for observations to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. Kelley said grievance counselors will be provided to those in need.
Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office, Roseville Fire and E.M.S., Newton Township Fire and E.M.S. Falls Township Fire and E.M.S., with Dive Team, Crooksville Fire and E.M.S., Fairfield County Dive Team, South Zanesville Fire and E.M.S. Community Ambulance, and the Muskingum County E.M.A. all assisted in the accident.