April 21, 2014

Elyria
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Three hospitalized after pickups collide

WELLINGTON TWP. — The Elyria post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that resulted in three people being transported to hospitals.

At approximately 2:05 p.m. Friday, a 2002 Ford F150 driven by Johnathon A. Pelton, 23, of Homerville, was southbound on West Road and had come to a stop at a stop sign at state Route 18 in Wellington Township. At the same time, a 2012 Ford F150 driven by Diane M. Landers, 42, of Wellington, was eastbound on state Route 18.

According to the post, Pelton failed to yield the right of way, entered into the intersection and was struck by Landers’ vehicle. After being struck, Pelton’s truck went off the east side of the roadway and overturned onto its side.

Pelton, who was wearing his safety belt, was extricated from his vehicle by Wellington Fire Department. Pelton was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was listed in fair condition Friday night according to a nursing supervisor.

Landers and her passenger, Jonathon C. Landers, 46, of Wellington, were wearing their safety belts. They were both transported to Mercy Allen Hospital by Southern Lorain County EMS after sustaining non-incapacitating injuries.

Impaired driving is not suspected. Pelton was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way from a stop sign.