May 26, 2015

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Fatal wreck closes Sugar Ridge Road

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Sugar Ridge Road between State Route 83 (Avon Belden Road) and Race Road is closed until further notice as police investigate a fatal one-car wreck. Police say the car went off the north side of the road and struck a guardrail around 3:20 a.m. The driver, the only person in the car, was Read More…

North Ridgeville crash victim remembered as caring person

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Eddie Nagel, left, and Seth Nagel at the LaGrange Engine Club show at the 2014 Lorain County Fair.

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – Fatal crash victim Seth Nagel was remembered fondly by friends and family Sunday. “He cared more about other people than himself,” Nagel’s friend Vince Monda said. “Hands down.” Nagel, 22, had recently moved to Cleveland from 3490 Long Road in Avon where he grew up, relatives said. Fire and police reports were Read More…

Avon man, 22, dies after pickup flips over guardrail

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — A 22-year-old Avon man died Saturday in a rollover crash at 6541 Case Road about 2:35 a.m. Saturday. Seth Nagel was ejected from a pickup that flipped over a guard rail, according to a Fire Department news release. Nagel was pronounced dead at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Cuyahoga County Medical Read More…

1 dead, 2 injured in North Ridgeville crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — One man died after a car crash in North Ridgeville early Saturday morning. Police were called about 2:30 a.m. Saturday to Case Road for a car that hit a guardrail, according to a news release. Three people were inside the car when it hit a guardrail and went off of the road. Read More…

Teen dies a week after Camden Township crash

CAMDEN TWP. — A Wellington teenager who was hospitalized after a car crash last week died Saturday at the hospital. Leigha Hostal, 19, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition following a car crash in Camden Township on May 10, but died at the hospital Saturday, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Read More…

Wellington sisters in critical condition after Camden Twp. crash

CAMDEN TWP. — Two Wellington teenage sisters were critically injured in a car crash at the intersection of state routes 511 and 303, called in at 8:24 p.m. tonight. A Ford Focus eastbound on Route 303 driven by Leigha Hostal with passenger Erin Hostal was broadsided on the driver’s side by a southbound pickup on Route 511 Read More…

Crash and spill on I-90 snarl traffic

ELYRIA — An accident Thursday on Interstate 90 led to a fuel spill and traffic tie-ups, police Lt. Chris Costantino said. The accident occurred on the Interstate 90 bridge over the Black River. According to Costantino, a Leimeister Crane Service tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound when the right front tire blew out. The semi then reportedly Read More…

Elyria man pleads guilty to fatal 2010 DUI crash

Mark Ralich

ELYRIA — The drunken driver who caused the car crash that claimed the life of Andrew “A.J.” Vincent in 2010 pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges. Mark Ralich, 23, could get up to 18 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year, said his attorney, Mike Camera. Read More…

Patrol investigation says speed was factor in crash that killed 4 teens

Reconstruction determines car was going 69 mph when crossing rails Read More…

Man LifeFlighted after rollover crash overnight

An Oberlin man was LifeFlighted to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland after a one-vehicle rollover accident overnight in New Russia Township, according to the Elyria post of the State Highway Patrol. Timothy Roach was southbound on state Route 58 north of Russia Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, according to the patrol. Roach’s Read More…