July 4, 2015

Elyria
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Wellington crash victim mourned

Samantha May, left, and Josh Gfell. PHOTO PROVIDED

PENFIELD TWP. — Samantha May spoke in a soft voice about the way she and Joshua Gfell, a fellow graduate of Keystone High School who died in a one-car crash Thursday, came back into each other’s lives. “We re-connected on Facebook after graduation and at the beginning of this year we got together,” May, 25, Read More…

Elyria man dies in one-vehicle crash

WAKEMAN TOWNSHIP — An Elyria man died late Friday night in a one-vehicle crash on state Route 60 in Huron County. Bill Buchanan Jr., 40, died at the scene from injuries he suffered after his 2001 Jeep Wrangler went off the road and struck a ditch and several trees before coming to rest on top Read More…

Updated: One killed, two injured after pursuit leads to early morning crash

UPDATED: LORAIN – Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a one-car crash that killed one person and hospitalized two after a police pursuit around 12:55 a.m. Monday. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Nicholas Zaenglein, 24, of Lorain, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, off North Ridge Road Read More…

Driver identified in fatal North Ridgeville crash

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — An Elyria man died in a one-car crash that occurred near the intersection of Sugar Ridge and Maddock roads about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday. Edgar Kirsch, 67, of 132 Meadow Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police Sgt. Corey Sabo. Fire and police reports were unavailable Wednesday. However, Fire Lt. Rick Read More…

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…

Elyria crash victim mourned by family

ELYRIA – The first time Mary Curney met Jesse Scyoc, she spilled his drink. “She couldn’t stand me, and I couldn’t stand her,” Jesse Scyoc said with a slight smile Tuesday, remembering the moment they first saw each other. But that initial dislike quickly gave way to an 11-year romance and an 8-year-old son. “We Read More…

Man killed when car strikes tree

AMHERST — A man was killed when he drove into a tree in the yard of a home at 814 N. Main St. around 9:40 a.m. today. Resident Malerie Dennis said she was inside her home playing with her young daughter and son when she heard a crash and saw a Honda Civic had crashed Read More…

Driver identified in fatal Oberlin Road crash

NEW RUSSIA TWP. — An Oberlin woman killed in an early morning crash Saturday has been identified as April Williams. An autopsy showed the 31-year-old died from multiple blunt impacts and burns early Saturday after driving off the road and into a tree, authorities said. The crash happened early Saturday morning when Williams was driving Read More…

Coroner: Substance, medical problems possible in North Ridgeville fatal crash

Emergency personnel work the scene Monday night of a fatal crash on Avon-Belden Road in North Ridgeville.  KRISTIN BAUER

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – A man who died Monday night after driving his SUV through a field and striking a tree may have had a medical problem or been impaired by alcohol or drugs. Brian Rummel, 49, of North Ridgeville, was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple injuries of the head, chest and neck, according 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…