June 29, 2016


Firelands teacher injured in 2011 car crash has died



Jim Muth, the Firelands High School teacher severely injured in a car crash in November 2011, has died.

Muth, of Elyria, died Tuesday night according to an update posted on the widely read Pray for Muth page on Facebook. Muth sustained serious head injuries in the head-on collision on Russia Road. He was in a coma for weeks and his condition eventually improved enough for him to be moved from a Cleveland Hospital to a rehabilitation center

In recent weeks, complications including multiple seizures sent Muth back to the hospital.

Muth was married to his wife, Charlene Muth, and had two children.

Read Thursday’s Chronicle for more on this story.

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Lisa Roberson has been with the Chronicle since 2006, and covers Elyria city government and public education. She can be reached at 329-7121 or LRoberson@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter.