February 10, 2016


UPDATED: Lakewood man taken by LifeFlight to MetroHealth after North Ridgeville crash


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — At 7:30 a.m. Thursday, it was barely light outside when tow truck driver Matt Smith said he saw mud tracks through a wooded field along state Route 10. They stood out so much, Smith, who frequently travels the road, said it piqued his interest. Smith, who works for Don’s Auto and Truck Read More…

Two injured, one cited after truck hits bus

A bus from Midway Baptist Church was struck by a pickup truck on West Avenue on Wednesday.

ELYRIA — A bus transporting children from Midway Baptist Church was hit by a pickup at 8:51 p.m. Wednesday, police said. The bus was stopped in the 1100 block of West Avenue to drop a child off and was hit on the rear right side. Nicholas Squire, 29, of Elyria, was driving the pickup and Read More…

Victim, driver identified in North Ridgeville crash


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — North Ridgeville Police have released an updated statement about the sledding accident that happened at 5 p.m. Tuesday on Meadow Lakes Blvd. Drew Hayden, 9, of North Ridgeville, was sledding downhill before being hit by a car driven by Chris Nagel, 44, also of North Ridgeville. As of 2 p.m. today, Hayden Read More…

One injured after semi overturns on Route 2


AMHERST — State Route 2 was closed for more than four hours overnight after a semi-trailer overturned on the Beavercreek Bridge. Amherst Fire Chief Greg Knoll said a semi-trailer traveling westbound carrying two large coils of steel overturned on the bridge around 11 p.m. Monday night, on the driver’s side with its wheels facing oncoming traffic. Read More…

Grafton woman dead in crash


GRAFTON TWP. — A 93-year-old Grafton woman died of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident Wednesday. According to Sgt. Timmothy Hoffman of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post, Laura B. Wright, 93, of state Route 303 in Grafton, died Wednesday evening at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Wright was driving her 2013 Fiat eastbound Read More…

Motorcyclist breaks leg in crash


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A motorcyclist broke his left leg when a firefighter said he collided with a car pulling out of a driveway by the intersection of Case Road and Avalon Drive, about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Fire Lt. Ron Schuler said the 62-year-old motorcyclist, whom he didn’t identify, was northbound when he struck the Chevrolet SUV Read More…

One being taken to hospital following State Route 57 crash


ELYRIA — A driver involved in what police are describing as a high-speed crash is being taken to University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. The driver, who has not been identified yet, was extricated from his car by the Elyria Fire Department. First responders say he struck a Schill Landscaping dump truck while traveling south on State Read More…

Woman dead in Route 58 crash


PITTSFIELD TWP. — A Wellington woman was killed in a head-on crash on state Route 58 near Merriam Road about 4:10 p.m. Thursday. Lula Clark, 81, of 176 East St., was southbound on Route 58 in a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, said Lt. Carlos Smith of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post. Smith said two drivers Read More…

Lorain teen dies from injuries


LORAIN — Fatal hit-and-run victim Jayvian Johnson never had a chance to avoid being struck, according to police and his girlfriend’s mother. The 17-year-old Johnson was walking east in the westbound lane of West 23rd Street between Kelly Place and Reid Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle about 9 p.m. Monday, according Read More…

UPDATE: Teen struck in Lorain hit-and-run dies; driver being sought


LORAIN – The 17-year-old Lorain boy struck by a hit-and-run driver Monday has died, according to a news release from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office. The teen, Jayvian Johnson, was struck around 9 p.m. on West 23rd Street while walking east with his girlfriend when he was hit by an eastbound vehicle, according to Read More…