Ohio State troopers investigate fatal crash in Elyria Township

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ELYRIA TOWNSHIP, OH – A three-car crash in Lorain County has taken the life of one person, seriously injured one and injured two others, including a toddler.

The accident occurred at around 5 p.m. on Saturday on State Route 113 near Clemmons Drive.

A Kia Spectra crossed the median of the road into the opposite lanes of traffic, hitting a minivan and another car directly behind the minivan. The Kia flipped over and landed on its side.

The driver of the Kia, Christopher Gusky, 43, of Elyria, was not wearing a safety belt. He died  as a result of his injuries.

The driver of the minivan, a 42-year-old woman from Lorain, sustained “incapacitating” injuries in the crash and was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center. She was not wearing a seatbelt and had to be removed from the van with mechanical equipment.

A 2-year-old child in the minivan was also injured, but those injuries were reported as “non-incapacitating.”  The child was not in a safety seat or restrained in any manner, according to the Highway Patrol.

Another passenger in the van also sustained injuries which were reported as “non-incapacitating.” She was not wearing a safety belt.

The driver of the third car was wearing a safety belt and was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation and it is not known yet if drugs or alcohol were a factor.