December 21, 2014

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Passenger in stolen SUV that crashed dies

Michael Storrow

Michael Storrow

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A critically injured passenger from a stolen SUV that crashed about 1 mile from the Elyria service station from where it was taken has died.

Michael Storrow, 31, of New London, died Wednesday night at MetroHealth Medical Center, according to spokeswoman Kristin Anderson.

Storrow had been hospitalized since the Aug. 25 accident in which the SUV he was riding in crashed on Sugar Ridge Road in North Ridgeville about 9 p.m., according to North Ridgeville police reports.

The SUV was driven by Danielle Grogg, 31, of Elyria, who remains in fair condition at MetroHealth, according to Anderson.

Police said the SUV was stolen by the couple as it sat in the parking lot of a Speedway gas station on East Broad Street in Elyria.

Danielle Grogg

Danielle Grogg

“The vehicle was running with the keys in it and it was unlocked,” Elyria police spokesman Capt. Chris Costantino said. “We’ll send someone in to talk to her about the stolen vehicle and the circumstances surrounding it.”

North Ridgeville police Detective Lt. Greg Petek said his department also is considering charges against Grogg.

“It’s still under investigation and we have to determine what kinds of charges are applicable,” Petek said.

Contact Steve Fogarty at 329-7146  or sfogarty@chroniclet.com.