November 28, 2014

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Medina woman killed in Grafton Township crash

GRAFTON TWP. — A one-car crash killed a 25-year-old Medina woman in Grafton Township early Saturday.

Corrine Reid, 25, of Medina, was driving a 2002 Jeep Liberty southbound on Cowley Road about 2 a.m. when she drove off the right side of the road, according to a release from the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Her vehicle re-entered the road, lost control and slid off the right side before hitting a ditch.

The Jeep overturned, and Reid was ejected. The vehicle struck a utility pole and several trees before stopping on its top.

Reid was transported by Grafton Township Fire Department to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, where she died from her injuries sustained in the crash.

There were no other occupants in the vehicle, and no other vehicles were involved.

Speed, alcohol and seat belt use are being considered as factors in the crash, according to the patrol.

Troopers said Reid was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.


  • Sis Delish

    “speed, alcohol and seat belt use are considered factors in the crash, according to the Highway Patrol. Reid was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.”

    I’d wager the Troopers will modify their initial reporting to show Texting as a contributory factor… just a guess, but a good one.

    • Lori Reid

      You know that was my sister! Have some damn respect!

      • Kerry McCullough

        So sorry for you loss. May peace be with you and your family.

      • Sis Delish

        There is no disrespect intended in my posting.

        The Story above begins by saying a substance “may be to blame”… I’m hoping this tragic event wasn’t the result of the distraction caused by texting.

        Please accept the sympathy others are offering and realize that these comments are not directed or pointed, but are part of the overall experience of participating online to the News of the Day.

        25-Years is too young. And, until you posted, I didn’t know it was Your Sister.

        • jz

          Yeah right. It was disrespectful and your comment was at best insensitive. And your last sentence? What the hell does that mean? “Please accept the sympathy others are offering”. We can all feel the sincerity behind that one.

          • angelfire

            Take a pill. Chill. Geeeze.

          • Tim Brookes

            Some people feed the trolls.

          • Guest1

            I’m not going to let people trash talk her. The least thing I can do is defend her

          • jz

            Angelfire I could not hold back any longer. That poster is beyond annoying and her 2nd post here is so arrogant but lame at the same time, [a makeup call] to the 1st post and subsequent response from Lori Reid, with Sis’s feigned sincerity, I had to feed the troll so to speak.

          • Sis Delish

            Your posting history concentrates mostly on stories about Drugs… I suggest you stay in your comfort zone.

          • jz

            At least that snide remark was sincere. I have read your posts also. Most of my posts are about our failed drug policies, the drug war, crime, our justice system, and LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition etc. as opposed to just drugs, as you mis characterized and over simplified my posts, for the sole purpose of yet another snide remark. That is about the greatest accomplishment your posts contribute to this forum.

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            Do you hold any of those abusers responsible for their circumstances?

          • jz

            Of course I do.

      • Diedre Ashmun

        Please know that your sister had warn & loving people trying to help her. There was a nurse and her husband who were with her with in seconds they stayed with her until the fire department arrived. We are so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with her family and yours.

        • Lori Reid

          Thank you it has been very helpful to myself and my family knowing she wasn’t alone and not in pain. God I can’t believe she’s gone.

          • guest

            Love to you and your family

          • guest

            please make it known if you or your family and her kids need anything,please make it known if there is a way donations can be made for funeral expenses?and if there is a fund to help her babies she left behind.my family would like to help.i don’t want to over whelm you but please make it known if there is any way anyone can help you through this time.
            god bless you and your family and those kids,please please make it known if any help is needed.

    • angelfire

      drunk…..2 am…..hmmmmm.

      • Guest1

        Angelfire. How would you fell if it was one of your family members. Think before you post. And that was not the case

    • Diedre Ashmun

      We were not convinced that alcohol played a major role in this accident. Our neighbor who was outside at the time of the accident said he saw two vehicles traveling southbound at high rates of speed…side by side…it is possible that she… was driven off the round by the suv that tried to get her to speed up before overtaking her in the other lane forcing her off the road. That’s what the witness said to us before we went outside when the fire trucks came to assist. Please don’t judge before the truth of the investigation is entirely heard. Connie Reid was very badly injured and her family needs to know all the facts and the truth before a woman’s reputation is blamed on only one factor in the accident.

      • Scout

        Thank you for your most informative information from your neighbor and for being there for this young woman. Very tragic. However, I certainly hope the results of this crash are reported as quickly as the ‘blurb’ the wrote on. I understand they go by police reports but that just adds to speculation and their follow up is sometimes less that speedy. Not helpful in reducing comments and speculation.

  • Pamela Norris

    My prayer to the family

  • Tim Brookes

    @disqus_DYrQ0IMYPA:disqus Sorry for your loss, my thoughts go to you and your family.

  • guest

    prayers? really? yes its sad someone lost their life but how about the fact she was drinking and driving? be thankful no one else was on the road around her.people like her is what almost killed my family 2 years ago.its never okay to drink and drive

    • Guest

      And why would you take your pain out on a grieving family? Have a heart!! This is someone’s family member!! No one is condoning drinking and driving, but the person responsible is not here to defend themselves, so stop throwing stones! The family is dealing with enough pain without having to read these hateful comments. Many prayers for this family and for yours as well, but please show some respect to the people that are grieving.

      • Bob

        All I am going to say is this, it wouldn’t not have been reported as a drinking and driving case. If the responding officers didn’t spell alcohol at the scene or coming for the victim or the car.

        Further more. I suggest that the people grieving this lose of life. Stop reading these comments and go console each other.

        You all can say she was a good mother sister or whatever. The people here didn’t know her and all they see is a story about a woman’s life being ended for to soon.

        • michelle

          It is something that usually is always “considered.” We on this page are becoming vultures, so judgemental at the slightest hint of some wrongdoing.

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            I’ve seen reports of accidents were it is explicitly stated that “alcohol was NOT a factor”. My guess is, there was probably some clear evidence or the police wouldn’t mention it in their report.

            Again, this is a very unfortunate accident. We’ve probably all been guilty of making the same mistake, but for the grace of God, we were spared.

          • Ahna

            You might be guessing wrong. When there are no clear signs of why the car left the road, they consider alcohol. This happened to my previous husband. Driving home late at night, he went off the road, flipped his car, no other vehicles involved, was in ICU for 2 weeks and died. They determined alcohol was probably the cause. I even believed it. Weeks later when the test results came back (lot slower when they’re trying not to incriminate someone) they finally determined that he had no alcohol in his system. I think the only time they consider alcohol not a factor is when there is another clear cause to the accident.

    • Ahna Mullins

      And why would you take your pain out on a grieving family? Have a heart!! This is someone’s family member!! No one is condoning drinking and driving, but the person responsible is not here to defend themselves, so stop throwing stones! The family is dealing with enough pain without having to read these hateful comments. Many prayers for this family, and for yours as well, but please show some respect to the people that are grieving.

    • angelfire

      She could have killed others…..it is what it is. Had someone told her how the “cow ate the cabbage” sooner maybe she’d still be here.

      • guest

        thank you.that was the point.if there were others she could of harmed or even killed them.it is very sad this woman died but i don’t think pity feelings should follow.she was 25,she chose to drink and drive.

        • Ahna Mullins

          And why take that out on the family. She’s not hear to read this, is my point. We all know what could’ve happened and thank goodness it didn’t, but these comments are not things you throw into a grieving family’s face when they just lost someone that they loved. Your personal anguish is clouding your judgment here. If you knew her family, you wouldn’t wish to hurt them any more than they already are. But I guess it’s easy to be heartless when you’re hiding behind a computer screen.

        • Ahna Mullins

          And let’s not forget that it hasn’t been proven that alchohol played a role. It’s being considered…

        • guest

          How many of you have attended weddings? How many of you have made a toast to the bride and groom? Don’t be such hypocrites!

        • Guest1

          She wasn’t drinking and driving you pice of crap.
          Was it in the report? NO..

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            Let’s wait for the police report.

      • guest

        You are still angry about your loss, that is so understandable! The idea is not to defend drinking while driving, neither can we substitute someone else’s pain for your own. To project your anger on this victim is not only wrong, but she is not your family member. Hate and anger do not relieve grief!

    • Guest1

      U people discust me. “People like her is what almost killed your family”. This was a freak accident. She ain’t no reckless driver. For all we know a deer could have jumped out in front of her

      • Larry Crnobrnja

        For all we know, you might have had a brain before you trashed it.

        • Guest1

          If you had a brain you would realize that sentence makes no sense

  • Denise

    It ticks me off they put it in the news so fast with the name and info! What about allowing time for the entire family to be notified? They treat scumbags better! My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family!

  • golfingirl

    Probably nothing most people have not done at one time or another in their lives.

    Fortunately, for most, the “angel who watches over people who do dumb things” is there when most people do something like this.

    Unfortunately not the case this time. Death is a steep price to pay for a moment of bad judgement.

    My prayers to the family.

  • Scout

    Good grief….the article stated ‘are considered’….not definite. Let us wait for the full report. Hopefully the CT will be as speedy in reporting that as they were with the ‘blurb’ of a report. So sad for that young woman.

  • Larry Crnobrnja

    A life ended far too soon. Please be careful out there and PLEASE wear your seatbelt.

    • guest

      Yes, she wasn’t belted in, yes she attended a wedding. Yes, a family grieves because a celebration and new beginning ended with a memory of sudden and tragic loss. The family knows their sister, friend and mother and her character and nothing we do or say will change their wonderful memories of Corrine. Rest in peace. Memories are precious reminders that she was loved by those in heart and mind.

      • Simon Jester

        blah blah blah.

        Poor decision making leads to tragic end, But mention that she might have had a hand in her own end, and face the wrath of idiots on the internet.

        • Guest1

          Don’t you have anything else better to do

  • Guest

    I just hope that if anything ever happened to me or my family that the Chronicle Telegram doesn’t catch wind of it. They are the worst trolls of all, allowing people like these to comment on every little thing they print. It’s sad that a family has to see trolls like this during their time of grief. And the Chronicle ought to be ashamed-but likely are not-because they may get more ratings by being heartless idiots.

    • Pablo Jones

      If anything ever happened to my family or myself I would want my family to be together and not worry about what people say online. In less than a week nothing said on here will be remembered or have any meaning. Things are what they are. If she was a wonderful woman what people say on here won’t change that.

  • Ahna

    To the people making mean-spirited comments – What happened to innocent until proven guilty?? A beautiful young woman lost her life and you choose to hate on her and her family because the police are checking from all angles on what could have caused this? What a price for loved ones to pay because of your own “intuitions” based on a small article and your ability to type. I don’t know how you sleep at night after hurting a wonderful and loving family because of your ill-informed assumptions. I hope that everything is resolved quickly so that Corrine’s family can find peace during this time.

  • Jerry Harrison

    Corrine was a mother of two little boys, She was the girlfriend of Chad, she was a daughter to her Daddy and Momma and she was a sister. She was a friend to many. I only got to meet her a couple times. I don’t understand how some people can say what they say about this young lady. someday you will lose someone close to your heart and when you do I hope you remember what you said here. you should be a shame of your self. Its easy to set and use a fake name and write mean things. try using your real name for a change, mean people suck

    • guest

      I totally agree. I find no comfort in allowing mean spirited people to write things about someone they had no knowledge of. If you don’t agree with drinking alcoholic beverages that’s one point but to make this young mother a victim of your anger is absolutely wrong. People drink at weddings. People drink for all reasons….sports events etc. To put the blame on the victim is so perfectly easy. It defines how simple minded some people are! There were many factors. Why not blame the rain? Why not blame the poorly illuminated street on a rural road? Why not blame the suv traveling side by side of her vehicle that could have caused her to change her driving pattern and judgment of the poorly illuminated road to make her slide into the culvert? Why not blame her Jeep that has a very poor wheel base that easily overturns? Why not blame the tree that was planted in the right of way that impeded her vision? Why not blame the utility pole that caused her death? Why not blame the responders who didn’t know how to bring her injuries into healing? Why not blame the neighbors who looked on and couldn’t help her only to comfort her while she lay dying? Why not blame God? I wish that everything could be so easily blamed. I blame no one because accidents are a culmination of a series of events that end in tragedy.

      • Scout

        Really????? How do you know she was intoxicated???? Why don’t you reserve your judgement for when the facts are presented??? The police ‘are considering’ every thing because they don’t know and at that time of night a lot of times alcohol is involved. That doesn’t mean that this person was intoxicated. You owe that ‘guest’ an apology for calling them an idiot without having all the facts.

      • Scout

        Oh- and by the way… a person that lived on that road saw TWO vehicles. One following her and may have caused her to crash…maybe THAT person was intoxicated!!!!

        • Larry Crnobrnja

          I have a simple question: did that other person make her NOT wear her seatbelt?

          • Scout

            That was her choice Larry. I am not arguing that point. I am stating that maybe you should wait for the follow up report to pass judgement, which i am sure you will pass judgement. Either way this was a tragic accident and many accidents happen on these rural roads (or populated roads) and we should have compassion for those that have died and those that are grieviing for pete’s sake. Get a grip dude show some compassion and don’t be so negative…any one of us could be in that situation.

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            I’m glad we agree that you’re a dope.

    • guest

      can you make it known to my family since you seem to know them personally if they are willing to take donations for funeral expenses? and if there is going to be a fund set up for her kids,i know it may be too soon to think of all of this but this is so sad and heart breaking me and my husband want to make donations.whether they need it or not,we do not know this family or this lori reid woman but the poor girl has to see all this crap about her sister,will someone make it known if any way possible to make donations
      god bless you all

  • Lori Reid

    I find it funny that chronicle is allowing disrespectful comments but yet when I try to defend my sisters death they won’t post them.

    • Scout

      Lori this is a blog and some things show up and some don’t. However, please realize that most of us offer our sincere condolences and you don’t have to defend your sister. Whatever the case, cause, or circumstances we are very sorry for your loss and hope that God’s grace envelopes you and provides you and your family with some peace that there were caring people with Corrine at the end. Bless all of you.

    • Tim Brookes

      Pretty sure the same people who are trying to elicit a response from their negative comments are the same people who moderate these threads. You can contact the President Paul Martin at 329-7101 pmartin@chroniclet.com or you can go to the owner of the Chronicle’s parent company, the Elyria-Lorain Broadcasting Co. Phone: (440) 322-3761 and internet abuse at abuse@elbc.net

      • guest

        Thank you for your post.

  • Larry Crnobrnja

    If my sister died in an automobile accident, I don’t think I would be arguing with people. Just saying…

    • Lori Reid

      Again if people like you were saying things like this bout your loved one you’d fight too. I will fight every single one of you because that’s what would make my sister proud! So go screw yourself

      • Larry Crnobrnja

        Nobody is fighting with you. Your sister’s memory would best be served if her unfortunate accident saved others from the same. God bless her and your entire family. And hopefully others are awakened by her unfortunate demise.

        • Guest1

          I’m fighting right by her side. So just stop committing

          • Herman Cain

            Just stop committing these atrocities

        • guest

          I’m not sure what caused the accident, but if it’s a deer, that is very problematic since they usually jump without warning and escape into the woods without leaving their name and address, they don’t carry insurance, but they do loads of damage. The preventables could be seat belts, but unfortunately, all of us felt that her seat belt would have caused her to be beheaded since her roof was crushed. All of the safety measures still may not protect a life. Maybe this is why these tragedies are called accidents.

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            What was her estimated speed?

      • guest

        please let this family grieve,i think I would go insane if I lost a sister,they are hurting.whether she was drinking or not so what.let the family deal with this loss.and to you lori reid,please make it known if there is any way my family could help.i don’t know you or your sister but this is sad.if there is any donations to funeral costs please make it known,if there is a fund for her boys let it be known so we can donate to these kids,im so very sorry for you.
        let my family know if we can help in anyway,prayers your way,your a strong woman,i would fight till the end like you if it was my family.things will get better.i lost my father at 15 and that was 7 years ago,it takes time but you can do it,C.T please delete these mean comments.let this family be

        • guest

          first merit bank….Corrine Reid Memorial Fund.

      • guest

        I admire your strength and I too would defend my dead sister with all my heart. This is your heart speaking to a sometimes unfeeling audience. People are cruel, they have no knowledge of what happened that night. Just tonight while traveling the same path, a buck ran right in front of my car, which is already damaged by a deer that ran into the front end. Thankfully, I saw it this time! I understand how unbearable this time is…the anxiety is so high when tragedies like this happen. Your sister is forever in your heart and mind. Don’t let rude and insensitive people take away your peace. You knew your sister better than any one of us will ever know. Peace and love to you and your family!

        • Larry Crnobrnja

          I’m not sure why you keep insisting that people are attacking her or her memory. People having been discussing the incident as reported in the article.

  • Lori Reid

    Chronicle telegram if you had a heart at all you’d disable comments on this post. For me and the rest of my family

    • maureen_saunders

      Lori please stop reading all these awful comments! I know it’s hard because you love your sister and want to defend her. The people posting all the negative comments didn’t know her as a person. They are here to judge someone they don’t know, based on speculations they are making. As long as they know it is upsetting you, it will continue. Sad that people are this way, I really don’t understand it.

      • Larry Crnobrnja

        Or people are trying to make a point about driving while intoxicated?

        • maureen_saunders

          Because you were there and know she was drinking?

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            And you were there and know she wasn’t?

          • maureen_saunders

            Until proven otherwise, she wasn’t.

          • Larry Crnobrnja

            Agreed. But why wasn’t she wearing a seatbelt?

        • Guest1

          Get your freakin facts straight. It hasn’t been provin

  • Herman Cain

    At least they didn’t print her home address as they did on the 19 action news site

  • Ken

    I have had a little time to digest the events of the last couple of days. I do not “blog” and am not involved in any social media stuff. This tragedy ended on my front lawn at 02:02 am Saturday. Neighbors from both sides were on the front lawn probably in less than a minute. After Corrine was located, someone was at her side until EMS arrived at the scene. I was relaying information through my neighbor to the 911 operator. I was LESS than a foot from her and did not smell ANY alcohol. That does not mean ANYTHING! Please leave any personal opinions about what you THINK happened to yourself. Any tragedies that may have happened to you have nothing to do with what happened Saturday morning. Everyone here that night did everything possible to help and comfort Corrine. My heart breaks for all of her loved ones. Would it not be nice to keep un-informed comments some where else?

    • Larry Crnobrnja

      “Speed, alcohol and seat belt use are being considered as factors in the crash, according to the patrol.”

      • Guest1

        Just get a life stop commenting. We all known what the considering factors are. Do you enjoy this or something

        • Herman Cain

          God bless the fact that no one else was hurt or killed

        • Larry Crnobrnja

          If it bothers you, quit reading my comments.

    • guest

      Amen Ken!

  • Celina

    Stupid drunk? For one no one even knows if she was drinking! How could you be so heartless! She was a wonderful mother of two small children and knowing her personally she wouldn’t out herself in a situation like that! Anything could have happened to cause her to lose control of her vehical we are all guilty of making bad choices at times! It’s human nature! Bottom line is no one knows exactly what caused this aweful tradegy and to trash talk her someone who is no longer here to defend herself is bull crap! My prayers go out to her kids and her family! She was an amazing woman and she did not deserve for this to happen to her!

  • Guest1

    What is wrong with you. This young woman had a few glasses of wine at a wedding. Does that make her a drunk? People like you jus disgust me. Does it make you feel good to write stuff like this. Just remember she was way better of a person than you.

  • jz

    Ditto.

  • Krystyna

    you know, I have nothing to say to your comment. if this was your mother, sister, or daughter, this kind of cold hearted behavior would devastate you. You should seriously be ashamed of yourself, nothing can change the fact she’s gone, if alcohol did play a role that is very sad but wtf let her family grieve. Corrine was a mother, and now innocent children are suffering, show some damn respect.

  • Simon Jester

    Whine

  • Larry Crnobrnja

    But I wonder what you might say if a family member was subjected to an intoxicated party goer.

  • Simon Jester

    Not happening

  • Guest1

    Low life’s like you have nothing better to do than talk crap

  • Simon Jester

    Pissed off enough of those fools to get my original comment deleted. Figures.

    Tell me honestly, ( which I doubt will happen), Had your precious “young mother” been killed by some drunk hillbilly, how many of you indignant twats would be calling for that man’s head?

    *crickets*

    Yeah, thought so.

    Nice double standard. I guess causing awful things while driving drunk only applies to people who aren’t youngish mothers with relatives on a newspaper comments section.

    And, had you screeching harpies not voted my original comment into oblivion, you’ll have noted that I mentioned it was tragic. It’s sad, but I don’t have the slightest respect for one who caused her own end, or the chorus of feral commenters here.

  • Simon Jester

    Except for the part where she caused her demise, sure, she didn’t “deserve” it.

  • guest

    I totally agree with you. She may have been at a wedding but what happened to her after the wedding on Cowley rd is what has us all wondering. We just don’t believe she drove off the road without some interference. There were other factors and we need to hear all of them so the family can have closure and their answers fulfilled.

  • Simon Jester

    And If I have ” A few glasses of wine”, (read, get drunk) and drive home and manage to kill myself, it’s definitely someone elses’ fault.

  • guest

    do you know this family personally?

  • Guest1

    I don’t know why they allow people like you to continue to write crap like this