September 3, 2015

Elyria
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UPDATED: One extracted, two flown after Grafton Township head-on collision

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GRAFTON TOWNSHIP — A woman was extricated, and she and another man were flown to area hospitals following a head-on collision on State Route 83 early Friday morning. Rescue workers were called out to 83 just south of Law Road around 6:30 a.m. for reports of a head-on collision. Lt. Carlos Smith of the Ohio State Highway Read More…

6-year-old boy struck by car while riding bike

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ELYRIA — A 6-year-old boy riding a bike was struck by a car at the intersection of East Avenue and Eighth Street about 3 p.m. Wednesday. The boy, whom police didn’t identify, was hospitalized at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in stable condition, according to Herb de la Porte, LifeCare Ambulance vice president. Police Lt. Read More…

Motorcyclist injured, coyote dead in Elyria Township crash

A motorcyclist was injured when he struck and killed a coyote near the intersection of West Ridge and Stang roads in Elyria Township about 3:10 p.m. Thursday. Trooper Clayton Grubb of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post said motorcyclist Agapito Velez was traveling northbound on West Ridge when the coyote crossed in front of him. Read More…

Pole positioned

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Heavy rain is believed to have contributed to a freak accident near the intersection of East Erie and Indiana avenues called in to police at 6:27 p.m. Wednesday. A police report was unavailable Wednesday night, but a police dispatcher said officers responded to reports that a Toyota Prius became entangled in a utility pole guide Read More…

Police identify Michigan man killed in Turnpike crash

Firefighters work at the scene of a crash Wednesday between a freight van and a tractor-trailer on the Ohio Turnpike. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA TWP — A 42-year-old Michigan man died after police said the freight van he was driving rear-ended an eastbound tractor-trailer on the Ohio Turnpike about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday. Brian Maki, of Houghton Lake, Mich., the driver of a Load One Transport and Logistics van from Holland, Mich., died at the scene, according to Sgt. Read More…

Grafton man injured when car strikes tree

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GRAFTON TWP. — A single-car crash on state Route 83 sent the driver to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Seth Wood, 20, of Grafton, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Camaro southbound on Route 83 and was attempting to pass another vehicle on the road about 9:30 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle, Ohio 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…