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Dayton woman sentenced for OVI crash with unbuckled baby 

Published: Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 1:39 AM
Updated: Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 3:30 PM

Diamond L. Cross

A Dayton woman who plead guilty to multiple charges in a March 2018 crash where she was driving intoxicated with three children in the car, including a 14-month-old boy who wasn’t buckled in, will spend four years in prison.

FIRST REPORT: Baby not buckled in car seat during OVI crash; Dayton woman indicted

Diamond L. Cross, 29, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault, operating a vehicle while under the influence and child endangering, according to a Montgomery County court official.

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A second child endangering charge and a failure of an operator of a motor vehicle to secure a child in a child restraint system charge were dropped.

RELATED: Dayton woman pleads guilty in OVI crash with unbuckled baby in car

She was sentenced in court Monday afternoon

On March 25, 2018, Cross was driving on Germantown Street when she lost control of the vehicle while trying to make a turn. As a result, she drove over a curb and struck an RTA pole, according to a Dayton traffic report.

There were three children in the car: an 11-year-old girl and two boys ages 14 months and 3 months.

The 11-year-old was in the passenger seat, the 14-month-old boy sat in the middle front seat and the 3-month-old baby was in the back seat.

All three children were taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital following the wreck. 

A warrant was issued for Cross’ arrest three days after the incident.

She is not currently listed on the Montgomery County Jail site.