GRAFTON TWP. — A Medina mother of two was fatally injured in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning as she was driving home from a wedding.
Corrine Reid, 25, of the 100 block of North Court Street, died at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in the crash on Cowley Road just south of Crocker Road and west of the Medina County line, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Elyria post.
Her family said she was a devoted mother of two boys, ages 3 and 5.
She was known by family as “Cori.”
“She was fun and goofy,” said her sister Lori Reid, of Elyria. “She was super loyal to her family and her boys.”
Reid said Friday evening was supposed to be a day of celebration for her sister — she had spent the day on Friday readying food and helping with final preparations before enjoying a friend’s wedding.
“It was technically a friend, but Cori saw her as family,” Reid said.
The patrol said Reid was headed south on Cowley Road around 2:02 a.m. in a 2002 Jeep Liberty when her vehicle went off the right side, re-entered the roadway and then off the right side of the roadway, striking a ditch. Reid was thrown from the Jeep. The vehicle struck trees and a utility pole before coming to rest on its top.
Her sister said she was comforted to know there were first responders at the scene including a nurse, who arrived within minutes and stayed with her until Grafton Township paramedics arrived.
“I’m a nurse, myself and it gives me and my entire family some small comfort knowing someone was with her and she wasn’t in pain,” she said.
The post reported Reid was the only occupant of the Jeep, and there were no other vehicles involved in the accident. Reid was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the post said.
A press release from the patrol said “speed, alcohol and seat belt use are considered factors in the crash.”
Contact reporter Loren Genson at (330) 721-4063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.