February 11, 2016

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Sheffield Lake man killed in Bainbridge Township crash

A Sheffield Lake man has been identified as the victim of a car accident yesterday in Bainbridge Township. Luz Alberto Mendoza, 50, was killed in the accident involving a pick-up truck and a semi-truck. Mendoza was a passenger in one of the vehicles. Bainbridge Township Police say the accident happened at 12:50 p.m. on U.S. Route Read More…

Judge: Jail for man accused of opening door, filming dying teen

LORAIN – A Lorain Municipal Court judge said Wednesday he wished he could send Paul Pelton to jail for longer than the maximum for entering a vehicle to film a dying teen. Pelton, 41, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of vehicle trespass and disorderly conduct persisting and Judge Thomas Elwell sentenced him to 30 Read More…

Sullivan man, dog dead after Pittsfield Township crash

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP — A Sullivan man and a dog are Lorain County’s first traffic fatalities of the year after a one-vehicle crashWednesday night. According to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kip McGraw, 41, was driving a 2003 Pontiac Aztek west on Kipton-Nickle Plate Road from Nickle Plate-Diagonal Road around 9:26 p.m. The release states Read More…

Two Norwalk residents killed in crash

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PITTSFIELD TWP. — An Elyria resident was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on Tuesday and two Norwalk residents died after a motor vehicle accident Tuesday. Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Carlos Smith said the accident took place about 3:48 p.m. near Precision Automotive and Performance, 45250 U.S. Route 20. According to Smith, Leon Clowtis, Read More…

Cleveland man struck, killed by cars in N. Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 51-year-old Cleveland man who was killed while walking on Lorain Road. According to police, the 51-year-old man was attempting to cross Lorain Road, west of Lear Nagle Road, when he was struck by two vehicles around 9:13 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced Read More…

Crash scene recorder pleads guilty

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LORAIN — The man who opened the door of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash to record the two teens inside on video entered a plea deal that was met with agreement Tuesday by a Lorain Municipal Court judge. A month ago, Judge Thomas Elwell had refused to allow Paul Pelton Jr. to enter Read More…

Victims identified in fatal Vermilion crash

VERMILION — Two Lorain residents were the victims in what police say was an alcohol-related fatal crash in front of Trinity Lutheran Church, 3747 Liberty Ave., about 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Driver Gary Carte and passenger Catherine Peterson were westbound in a 1990 Pontiac Sunbird when they were struck, Sgt. Tim Hoffmann, Ohio Highway Patrol Elyria Read More…

Family sues driver of car that hit Amherst Township house

ELYRIA — The family of a mother of two killed when a car smashed into her Amherst Township home while she was sitting on a couch with her youngest son has sued the driver who allegedly caused the crash. The family of Debra Majkut, 34, sued Adrianna Young in Lorain County Common Pleas Court on Read More…

Vermilion man charged in August fatal crash

ELYRIA — A Vermilion man was arrested today and charged in connection with an August crash that killed an Elyria man. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has charged Michael McFarland, 43, with aggravated vehicular homicide, texting while drive, reckless operation and failure to maintain assured clear distance in an Aug. 21 crash that killed Hubert H. Vaughan, Read More…

Charges filed in fatal crash

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LORAIN — The mother of 17-year-old fatal crash victim Cameron Friend is conflicted about the arrest of the driver. “It’s sad,” Kelly Friend said several hours after police said 17-year-old driver Zachary Goodin was arrested and charged with aggravated vehicular homicide Thursday. “They were best friends, so it’s hard.” Police Officer Kyle Gelenius, who investigated Read More…