July 24, 2016

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Lodi man ejected from car in crash with semi truck

HARRISVILLE TWP. – A Lodi man was ejected from his car after colliding with a semi truck this morning at the intersection of U.S. Route 224 and Vandemark Road.

A Lodi man was transported to Akron City Hospital this morning after a two-vehicle accident involving a 2000 Toyota Camry and semi truck at the U.S. Route 224 and Vandemark Road intersection. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

Shane Charles Elswick, 37, of 302 ½ Medina St., was traveling north at 5:53 a.m. today in a 2000 Toyota Camry on Vandemark Road when he pulled in front of a semi truck heading west on Route 224, according to Trooper Nick Clemens, of the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Medina post.

After the collision, Elswick and his car came to rest in a grassy region between the east and westbound lanes of the highway about 50 feet west of the point of impact, Clemens said.

The semi truck driver, 32-year-old Alfred L. Brown, of Spencer Township, was not injured in the crash, the trooper said. His truck ended up in a ditch off the westbound lanes of Route 224.

Elswick was transported by helicopter to Akron City Hospital for treatment of injuries, Clemens said. A hospital spokeswoman said Elswick was in serious condition this morning.

Clemens said Elswick was not wearing a seatbelt.

The accident is under investigation, and charges are pending, Clemens said.

Contact Steve Grazier at (330) 721-4012 or sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.