BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - The Butler County Coroner’s Office identified the woman and toddler killed in a three-vehicle crash near Trenton Friday afternoon.
Alexa Renea Perry, 25, and her son Daxton Perry, 2, died of ‘multiple traumatic injuries’ suffered in the crash, the coroner’s report says.
Alexa Perry’s sister-in-law Tracy Perry says her brother, and Alexa’s husband, Dalton is in critical but stable condition in the hospital.
She says Dalton Perry already had surgery but is scheduled to have another surgery in the next few days. She says he’s expected to pull through.
Family members describe Alexa Perry as a loving mother who worked at a local factory. They say she called her son “Pookie.”
Tracy Perry says her nephew loved to laugh and loved dinosaurs and trucks.
The crash happened at 2:40 p.m. at the intersection of Route 73 and Jacksonburg Road.
The coroner’s report lists the time of death for both Alexa Perry as 4:30 p.m. and says she died at the scene of the crash.
It says Daxton Perry died at Liberty Children’s Hospital at 3:38 p.m.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for the funeral and memorial for Alexa and Daxton.
The accident involved two vehicles and a semi.
The intersection where it happened is said to be dangerous. People who live near it said they are tired of seeing people die there.
“That’s what makes it so sad. It being a toddler makes it worse but you won’t want to see anyone lose their life," said Ruby Wright, who lives in Trenton.
A letter from the Ohio Department of Transportation said they’re building a roundabout at the intersection to better serve the needs of the public.
ODOT said construction on the roundabout will begin in the summer of 2020.