Mentor - The woman whose car was struck by a Semi off I-90 earlier this year is now accused to have pulled in front of the truck on purpose.
On January 25th at 12:26 AM, Mentor Police and Fire respond ended to a two-car injury accident on I-90 westbound between SR-306 and SR-615.
A 2008 Chevy, driven by Kia Ferguson, a 37-year old female from South Euclid, was struck by a UPS semi-truck. Two passengers were with her in the vehicle. The left-rear passenger, Kobe Ferguson, a six-year old male, of South Euclid was transported to ICU at Cleveland Metro. The right-rear passenger, Ji Ferguson, a ten-year old female, of South Euclid died at the scene as a result of her injuries.
The driver of the semi-truck was Ralph Lansu, 56, of Strongsville, was not injured.
Mentor Police conducted a thorough investigation over the following nine months where it became clear that Ms. Ferguson intentionally pulled in front of the semi-truck. The case was subsequently turned over to the Lake County Prosecutor and the Lake County Grand Jury for consideration of formal charges.
Kia Ferguson was arrested and charged last week for Aggravated Murder, Murder, Attempted Murder, Attempted Aggravated Murder, Felonious Assault, and Endangering Children. All charges were felonious in nature.
Ferguson is out on bond and has a pretrial hearing set for October 23rd.
Photo courtesy of the Lake County Sheriff's Office
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