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Driver charged in crash that killed 2 Lakewood teens makes court appearance

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Posted at 10:34 AM, Mar 02, 2021

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — A 23-year-old woman charged in a crash that killed two Lakewood teens in February appeared in court for her arraignment hearing Tuesday.

Selena Colon’s bond of $100,000 has been continued. She waived her preliminary hearing.

Colon has been charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide.

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. on Feb. 21.

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

An 18-year-old passenger who police said was riding in the front seat was treated at the hospital and released.

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

"In 25 plus years of doing this, it's probably one of the most violent crashes I've seen," said Lakewood Police Captain William Albrecht.

According to court records, Colon refused a blood alcohol test. Police said they obtained a search warrant for a blood draw to determine her blood alcohol content at the time of the crash.

She's scheduled to appear in court again on March 8 at 9:45 a.m.

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