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Police accuse Ohio woman of driving drunk, running over 4-year-old

Posted: 11:12 AM, May 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-07 17:42:21Z

A 4-year-old girl was struck and killed by a woman who was allegedly driving drunk in the front yard of an Ashtabula County, Ohio home on Saturday evening, according to authorities. 

UPDATE: The Ashtabula County Sheriff originally told Scripps station WEWS in Cleveland the driver was the child's mother, but now the child's father and the local prosecutor say the driver was not the child's mother.

Cassandra Webster, 26, was charged with an OVI and aggravated vehicular homicide after allegedly hitting and killing the girl with her vehicle. She did not enter a plea for the aggravated vehicular homicide charge and entered a not guilty plea to the OVI charge.

Police responded to the 5200 block of Stanhope-Kelloggsville Road shortly after 5:30 p.m. for a report of a child struck by a vehicle.

The child was taken to University Hospitals Andover Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.

The driver is being held in the Ashtabula County Jail.