Mother jailed in traffic deaths

YOUNGSTOWN — The woman behind the wheel during a wrong-way crash that killed three people, including her two children, on state Route 711 is being held without bond in the Mahoning County Jail.

Ka’Nosha Bason, 25, turned herself into the jail on Thursday, nearly a week after prosecutors filed against her six counts of felony aggravated vehicular homicide — two each for the deaths of her children, Nore’Yion Bason, 7, and Nialaisha Bason, 5, as well as her brother, Cedrick Lyons, 32.

She also faces a charge of driving without a license.

She will make her first appearance today in Youngstown Municipal Court.

The accident occurred about 12:30 a.m. on Feb. 23, shortly after Bason drove her GMC Envoy the wrong way on state Route 711, likely on a Gypsy Lane ramp. The crash involved a semitrailer.

Prosecutors in Youngstown held off charging Bason in connection to the crash while toxicology tests were pending with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Bason had marijuana, cocaine and alcohol in her system, according to those results.

The two children attended Warren’s McGuffey PK-8 School.

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