Pedestrian Mel Rush, 62, killed, and others injured in collision at West 23rd Street and Oakdale Avenue in Lorain, Ohio

Modified Date: 
Sun, 01/17/2016 - 7:25am
Accident Date: 
Friday, January 15, 2016

1 dead after car hits 2 pedestrians following Lorain crash, police say

In the process, she struck two pedestrians – a 62-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman – who were walking in the roadway at the time of the incident. The 62-year-old man died from his injuries, according to police.

Alcohol said to be factor in crash that killed pedestrian in Lorain

The other pedestrian, a 28-year-old woman, left the crash scene before police arrived and went to University Hospitals Amherst Health Center to be treated, the release said. LORAIN, Ohio — A driver involved in a crash that left a pedestrian dead Friday night was likely drunk during the accident, police said Sunday. Mel Rush, 62, was killed in the crash and three others, including the driver, were injured, a news release said. Charges against her are pending as the Lorain County Prosecutor's Office investigates the crash, police said. Rush, one of the pedestrians, was taken to Mercy Regional Hospital in Lorain where he was later pronounced dead.

Lorain traffic crash: 1 killed, 3 injured

Anyone who may have witnessed or has any information in regards the crash is urged to contact Officer Hargreaves at the Lorain Police Department Traffic Bureau at 440-204-2115.
People Involved: 
Cleonna Dunseth
Michael Keener
Mel Rush
Antonia Catalano
Lorain, OH

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