December 21, 2014

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Fourth traffic fatality this year as man, 36, dies days after crash

The driver of the Audi A8 involved in a head-on crash Feb. 24 on state Route 57, in Montville Township, died Monday. The death was Medina County’s fourth traffic death this year. (COURTESY PHOTO)

The driver of the Audi A8 involved in a head-on crash Feb. 24 on state Route 57, in Montville Township, died Monday. The death was Medina County’s fourth traffic death this year. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Medina County has recorded its fourth traffic fatality of the year — double the total number of deaths on county roadways all of last year.

Dragisa Radulov, 36, of Montville Township, died at 5:31 p.m. Monday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

Radulov seriously was injured in a Feb. 24 crash on state Route 57 when his southbound 2006 Audi A8 tried to pass a sport-utility vehicle across a double-yellow line in a no-passing zone, according to a Montville police report.

Radulov struck the side of the SUV and crashed head-on into a northbound Ford Focus north of Sharon Copley Road.

The other two drivers sustained minor injuries.

Radulov was flown by medical helicopter to MetroHealth following the crash. According to the police report, hospital officials said Radulov showed no brain activity shortly before his death.

The report indicated Radulov was not been wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from his vehicle.

Sgt. Chris LaFond of the Montville Township Police Department, said the accident remains under investigation and police are awaiting a toxicology screening for Radulov.

The crash was the fourth fatality in Medina County this year.

On Feb. 15, two West Salem women were killed when their car went through a stop sign at U.S. Route 224 and crashed into a home on state Route 301 in Homer Township.

In January, a Strongsville man was killed in another single-car crash on Marks Road in Brunswick Hills Township.

Fatalities in the county this year already are twice as high as the fatal crashes in 2013. Last year, there were two fatal crashes on Medina County roads.

Contact reporter Loren Genson at (330) 721-4063 or lgenson@medina-gazette.com.