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Twinsburg business to host fundraiser for victims of I-90 wrong-way driver

Posted at 11:01 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 23:18:01-04

TWINSBURG, Ohio — Residents from Twinsburg and surrounding communities will be extending a helping hand to the victims of the tragic I-90 wrong-way collision, that claimed the lives of three people and seriously injured two others on Aug. 4.

19-year-old Max Ligon, of Reminderville, and 20-year-old Cidney Nicole Thomas, of Bedford Heights, were killed by the wrong-way driver. Courtney Spencer and Daysha Watson were seriously injured in that crash.

Police said 58-year-old Michael Kantos entered I-90 eastbound at the exit ramp to West 25th Street, heading west in the eastbound lanes.

The Honda Civic that Kantos was driving collided with a Toyota traveling east on I-90 east near the West 85th Street overpass.

Police said Kantos was also killed in the collision.

Sassy's Bar and Grill owner Stephanie Stricklen is responding to the tragic incident with a Hearts for Healing fundraiser on Sunday Oct. 6.

The event starts at 12 p.m. and will feature eight live bands that will donate their time and take the stage in the Sassy's Bar and Grlll parking lot.

Stricklen said something more must be done to prevent wrong-way collisions in the future.

"It's just a tragedy that didn’t have to happen, that wasn’t necessary, that could have been prevented,” Stricklen said. “Even the surviving members, to have to watch them struggle and everything that they have to go through to get back to where they were, and they’ll never be the same. You’re not supposed to lose your child is all I can say.”

Tickets to the all-day the event can be purchased at the door for $25.

RELATED: 3 people killed in a wrong-way crash on I-90 eastbound near Lorain Avenue