Kayelisa Martin, pictured with her 14-month-old son Omoyele, committed suicide Thursday by walking in front of a semi-trailer the same day her son Omoyele mysteriously died at a Canton, Ohio, home.

Omoyele Gonzalez, a 14-month-old baby, mysteriously died in bed at his residence.  That same day, after hearing of her son’s death, the mother of Gonzalez, Kayelisa Martin, 20, committed suicide.

According to NewsOne, Ohio police found Gonzalez dead and a autopsy proved inconclusive. Gonzalez did not have any telltale signs of injuries, signs of trauma or any signs of recent or past abuse.

Police were called after Martin talked about suicide to a relative.  While her relative went to the fire station to tell them about Gonzalez, the police proceeded to her house where Martin was not in.

Investigators and police searched high and low for Martin, but came up short.  They then found out later that Martin had died in a car accident, by walking in front of a moving semi-trailer on Interstate 77 in Canton, Ohio.

According to NewsOne, Martin and Omoyele were involved in a car accident earlier that day.  The police report that the steering wheel on Martin’s vehicle began to shake, and she could not control it. The vehicle reportedly hit a curb, struck a hydrant, shot across a yard, hitting shrubs and rocks, and then finally came to a stop at a parking lot. Investigators are not sure whether this had anything to do with the child’s subsequent death.

Martin’s family has set up a fund-raising page to pay for her and her Gonzalez’s funeral services.

Courtney Jacobs

AFRO Staff Writer