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Witnesses: Driver purposely rammed car into Hilltop daycare center

A daycare employee told 10TV that there were children and staff members inside the building at the time of the crash and no one was hurt.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Witnesses told Columbus Police a driver purposely rammed his car through the front doors of a daycare in the Hilltop neighborhood Friday afternoon. 

The crash happened around 1:50 p.m. at Babies and Beyond Child Care Center, located on 3030 Sullivant Ave.

Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin said the driver was taken to the hospital in stable condition. Police identified the driver as 30-year-old Maurice L. Marshall.

A daycare employee told 10TV that there were children and staff members inside the building at the time of the crash and no one was hurt.

Marshall is charged with Felonious Assault. Columbus Homeland Security Division is assisting with the investigation.

Police requested a COTA bus to keep the kids dry during the investigation. 

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.