NewsLocal News


22-year-old woman hospitalized with serious injuries after SUV crashes into pole in Eaton Township

82 and 57 crash.jpg
Posted at 8:42 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 08:52:17-05

EATON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A driver was hospitalized after a car hit a pole early Thursday morning in Eaton Township, according to the Elyria Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Troopers confirmed the crash happened at 2:15 a.m. at Route 82 and Route 57.

Troopers said the driver was traveling westbound on State Route 82, when the SUV traveled off the right side of the roadway into the grassy area, and struck a metal utility pole.

82 and 57 crash 2.jpg
One person extricated from a vehicle after a crash in Eaton Township.

Troopers said the driver was entrapped in the vehicle and firefighters from the Eaton Township Fire Department extricated the driver, identified as a 22-year-old woman from Elyria, out of the vehicle.

The 22-year-old driver was transported to St. Johns Westshore Hospital with serious injuries.

82 and 57 crash 1.jpg
One person extricated from a vehicle after a crash in Eaton Township.

An initial investigation revealed the driver was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this crash.

Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.

You can also catch News 5 Cleveland on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more. We're also on Amazon Alexa devices. Learn more about our streaming options here.