*We will never know for sure, why Kayelisa Mart, 20, walked in front of a moving semi-trailer on I-77 at Milepost 115,’ near Akron-Canton Airport, and ended her life. And as if this isn’t tragic enough, medical personnel have no clue whatsoever what caused the death of her 14-month-old son, Omoyele Gonzalez, who was found deceased in his bed at their home. This information comes from a press release by the Summit County sheriff’s office.
The accident caused closure of the northbound lanes of the road for about four hours after the incident and traffic was detoured around the scene.
Stark County Coroner’s office conducted an autopsy on the toddler Saturday and results released Monday offered no conclusive details on how the little boy died, while preliminary autopsy findings showed that he did not die from any trauma,’ according to coroner P.S. Murthy’s statement.
The office is awaiting toxicology results but confirmed X-rays showed there had been no recent or past abuse, nor did Omoyele die from injuries consistent with a fall or an infection.
The child’s father, who does not live at the home, was interviewed by police who conclude they don’t believe he was involved.
Gary Guenther, investigator for the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office, said Friday that Martin’s autopsy showed she died from ‘blunt force trauma to the head and torso.’
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Canton Repository, the mother and son had been involved in a car crash earlier Thursday in Canal Fulton, but it is unclear whether this has any relevance to their later deaths.
The crash occurred at 6:35 a.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Locust Street, according to a crash report released Friday by Canal Fulton police.
Martin told police she lost control of her black 2007 Nissan Maxima when the wheel started to shake and she couldn’t stop, the report said. The car went up over a curb, struck a fire hydrant, hit shrubs and landscaping rocks in two separate yards and then traveled across a parking lot before coming to a stop.
Martin was cited for operating a vehicle without reasonable control, according to the Repository.
The family had set up a fundraising page to pay for the mother and baby’s funeral expenses and was able to raise $8,450 for the full funeral arrangements of the mother and child from generous GoFundMe donations over a period of 16 days.
Now as they grieve for this beautiful young woman and child, they continue to need support to cover additional expenses. If there is any way that you can help, please visit GoFundMe.
So incredibly sad. We offer our sincere condolences to the Martin and Gonzalez families.