September 20, 2014

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Victim of fatal crash was headed home from wedding

Corrine Reid, left, poses with her sister, Lori Reid. Corrine was killed in a single-car crash in Grafton Township early Saturday. PHOTO PROVIDED

Corrine Reid, left, poses with her sister, Lori Reid. Corrine was killed in a single-car crash in Grafton Township early Saturday. PHOTO PROVIDED

GRAFTON TWP. — A Medina mother of two who was fatally injured in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning was driving home from a wedding.

Corrine Reid, 25, of the 100 block of North Court Street, died at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in the crash on Cowley Road, just south of Crocker Road, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post.

Her family said she was a devoted mother of two boys, ages 3 and 5. She was known by family as “Cori.”

“She was fun and goofy,” said her sister, Lori Reid, of Elyria. “She was super loyal to her family and her boys.”

Reid said her sister had spent Friday preparing the food for a friend’s wedding and running around helping with final preparations before enjoying the wedding.

“It was technically a friend, but Cori saw her as family,” Reid said.

Her sister said she was comforted to know there were first responders at the scene including a nurse, who arrived within minutes and stayed with her until Grafton Township paramedics arrived.

“I’m a nurse myself, and it gives me and my entire family some small comfort knowing someone was with her, and she wasn’t in pain,” she said.

The post reported Reid was the only occupant of the Jeep and there were no other vehicles involved in the accident. Reid was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the post said.

A patrol press release said “speed, alcohol and seat belt use are considered factors in the crash.”

Contact Loren Genson at (330) 721-4063 or lgenson@medina-gazette.com.


  • guest

    what a beautiful girl.
    please make it known if donations are being accepted and if there is a fund set up for her children.may god bless you.

    • sarah

      Thank you. The family just set up a memorial fund. You can donate at any first merit under the Corrine Reid memorial fund.

      • guest

        thank you.! is this going towards her babies she left behind?my husband and I would be more then happy to donate,such a beautiful girl,if there is a separate fund for her funeral expenses we would be honored to make a donation whether its needed or not.may peace be with you

        • sarah

          It’s just one account to donate to. It will help out with the funeral expenses and then everything else will go to her sons. Thank you for your donation. This is my boyfriends cousin and I know her family greatly appreciates it.

          • guest

            will you please make it known if her boys will ever need anything? clothes,toys,school supplies.this is a very sad story and Im so sorry for your loss.such a beautiful girl,please let us know if myself or my husband can do anything to help.we don’t know the family but gone at 25 is just too soon.its heartbreaking.may god be with you.

          • sarah

            Thank you very much for your kindness. I will let you know if they need anything.

          • guest

            are we going to see any funeral arrangements listing in the paper?

          • kspaetz

            Corrine’s obituary, with funeral arrangements, is in today’s paper/online. Here’s the link: http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2014/07/23/corrine-l-reid/

          • guest

            thank you very much

  • Amber

    Nice article – thank you. We are all devastated by the loss of our beautiful Cori and all the lives that are now forever changed.

  • onesears

    It is a sad loss..but once again someone makes a very reckless decision knowing they have the responsibility of having two small children to raise. Don’t drink and drive. We all know it kills.

    • DJ Dell

      Yes very sad especially for the children, but that’s what I was thinking too.

    • Bob

      Off topic question.

      Is your name Ones Ears or One Sears?? Not poking fun just want to know the intent behind the name.

      • onesears

        One Sears. It came as I was One of the first Sears in my family to get on the Internet way back in the day.

    • Guest1

      If you have nothin good to say stay out of this post

    • Lori Reid

      She wasn’t drunk.

  • Memoree

    Prayers for her family and loved ones. She was a beautiful young lady.

  • HankKwah

    An earlier story mentioned that someone saw the crash, and that another vehicle was involved. What’s the update on that?

  • Herman Cain

    Remember to always wear your seat belt!