Officers were called to the home because the child’s mother, Kayelisa Martin, 20, was threatening suicide, according to a Cantonpolice press release. Around the same time, a family member went to the nearby Canton Fire Station No. 7 to report that the toddler was dead.
When law enforcement arrived, however, Martin wasn’t there. They tried to locate her, but soon received word that the devastated mother had died in a traffic incident in nearby Summit County.
According to the press release, Martin ‘committed suicide by walking in front of a moving vehicle on I-77 at Milepost 115,’ near Akron-Canton Airport.
A Summit County sheriff’s office release states that she was struck when she stepped in front of a semi-trailer. SOURCE