CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities believe that a woman was holding her dead baby as she spoke to unwitting
police and paramedics hours before she killed herself by running in front of a tractor-trailer on a busy
20-year-old Kayelisa Martin’s son was already dead when she struck a fire hydrant with her mother’s car
around 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 7 in Canal Fulton. Martin reportedly calmly provided information for an
accident report while she held the infant who was covered in blankets. The Canton woman ran onto
Interstate 77 in Summit County hours later.
A Stark County coroner investigator says it appears Martin smothered the infant before the accident in
Canal Fulton, outside of Canton. Officials initially said the infant had no signs of trauma.
Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com
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