MOUNT VERNON — The parents of 5-year-old Lydia Slabaugh have requested Nationwide Children’s Hospital not release any further information on her condition.
The girl was thrown out of a buggy in a collision with a tractor-trailer Tuesday morning. The crash was on U.S. 62 at Deal Road, north of Martinsburg.
When she fell from the buggy, she was pinned underneath the drive wheels of the truck. Rescuers used air bags to left the truck off her. She was flown to Columbus by MedFlight helicopter. Her condition was listed by the hospital as critical Wednesday.
The crash is still under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, which is waiting for results of a crash reconstruction report.