5-year-old boy killed in Tuscarawas County crash

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred on US 36 near High St in the Village of Port Washington. The crash occurred at approximately 10:54 AM on November 12th, 2022.

According to Troopers, Justice Ellis, 25, of Sidney, OH was traveling eastbound on US 36 near High St. (milepost 7). Ellis drove across the double-yellow line and struck a parked car.

A five-year-old passenger in Ellis’ car was transported to Akron Children’s Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The driver was wearing a seat belt. The “proper use of a child booster seat by the passenger” is being investigated.

The crash remains under investigation.