April 30, 2016

Elyria
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Two dead in single-car crash in Penfield Twp.

PENFIELD TWP. — Two Medina County men died early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on state Route 18, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Benjamin Metzger, 25, of Litchfield Township, was driving his 2008 Ford F-350 east on Route 18, just past Indian Hollow Road, when his pickup traveled off the south side of the Read More…

Charges filed in three fatal crashes

Two Lorain County men as well as a man from West Lafayette were charged Monday in three separate fatal traffic crashes that occurred in late 2015 in Vermilion and Pittsfield and Grafton townships, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Ronald Podlich, 40, of Elyria, was charged with driving left of center and vehicular manslaughter in Read More…

Lorain man killed in Sunday crash

LORAIN — One person is dead following a fatal one-car traffic accident early Sunday. According to Lorain police, Joshua Saltis, 25, of Lorain was traveling east on Meister Road in 2003 black Honda Civic when he approached the intersection of Regina Avenue. Police said Saltis failed to negotiate the curve, veered left of center and Read More…

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

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

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…