Brookfield fatal crash victim identified

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An elderly Sharon woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in Brookfield Township.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Warren post said Carmen L. Maldonado-Iraq, 73, was a front seat passenger in a 2008 Jeep Liberty, which was struck broadside at about 2:40 p.m. at the intersection of state Routes 82 and 7. She died at the scene.

The driver, Fadia Iraq, 32, also of Sharon, was seriously injured and taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, where she was listed in critical condition Monday evening, the patrol said.

Jessica L. Shaffer, 26, of Brookfield, was driving a 2008 Hummer H3 and was treated for minor injuries at the scene and released.

The patrol said Iraq was driving north on Route 7 when Shaffer, who was heading west on Route 82, went through the red light at the intersection, striking the Jeep on its passenger side. The Jeep traveled off the northwest corner of the intersection.

The Hummer sustained heavy front-end damage, while Iraq’s Jeep was heavily damaged on the passenger side.

The patrol said neither Iraq nor Moldanado-Iraq were wearing seatbelts, but Shaffer was wearing hers. Toxicology reports are pending, but the patrol said alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation and charges are pending, the patrol said.

Sgt. Jeff Greene said there has been several crashes at the intersection.

“It’s difficult. ODOT has visited several times. They deemed the lighting and the trafficking the way that is necessary,” he said.

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