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Driver pleads guilty to crash that killed 2 Lakewood teens in February

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Posted at 9:39 AM, Aug 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-19 12:03:09-04

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — A driver who was charged in a Lakewood crash that killed two teens in February pleaded guilty Thursday in connection to their deaths.

Selena Colon, 23, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count of aggravated vehicular assault.

Watch the plea agreement in the media player below:

Driver charged in crash that killed two Lakewood teens pleads guilty

According to court records, police believed Colon was driving 80 miles an hour in a 35 mile an hour zone.

Investigators said Colon was driving east on Clifton Boulevard when her Toyota Camry slammed into a Subaru that was turning onto Clifton Boulevard from Fry Avenue just after 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

The driver of that Subaru, 19-year old Max Close, and a 19-year old passenger, Alejandro Mercado, died at the scene.

The families of the two victims were present during the plea agreement.

Colon is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 6 at 11 a.m.

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