Second victim of Diley Ridge Medical Center crash dies

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Deputies say a woman, who was injured when a man crashed into a medical center in Canal Winchester, has died. 

Fairfield County deputies confirmed that Cindy Fritz, 58, of Carroll, has died, but stated they are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of her death.    

Fritz was taken to Mount Carmel East Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, after Raymond Leiendecker, crashed his truck into the Diley Ridge Medical Center last Friday. 

Dave Fritz, Cindy Fritz’s husband issued this statement to NBC4’s Rob Sneed:

Cindy was a fun loving and happy person. She was a mother of 2 children and happily married to her husband for 26 years. She was a sister to a brother and a sister. She loved her family very much and loved helping people. There are numerous stories of her literally giving the shirt off her back in order to make someone else happier. Multiple stories have been told about how she would pay for the family behind her in the shopping cart line or bought the table next to her their dinner. She loved harder than anyone and she will be so so missed by everyone that knew her. She also has been known to help families in need by handing mothers money and telling her to go buy groceries and then get her kids ice cream.

Dave Fritz-Cindy Fritz’s husband

Dave Fritz also shared photos of his late wife.

Francesca Gianessi knew Fritz her entire life. Her mother Laura Gianessi is Fritz’s best friend, and she considers her an aunt.  She said Fritz’s death too hard to process and speaking her name, makes her cry.

“It’s good to have good people in the world and we lost one,” said Gianessi.

Deputies say it appears Leiendecker intentionally drove his truck into the medical center.

Leiendecker has been charged with aggravated murder after Scott Davis, 61, an employee of the medical center, died as a result of the crash. 

Raymond Leiendecker

Leiendecker was being held on a $5 million cash or surety bond, or $500,000 recognizance bond. 

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