Local woman hospitalized after fiery crash

Aaron Krause • Apr 8, 2013 at 9:16 AM

A Collins woman was listed in fair condition at a Cleveland hospital Sunday evening after suffering a serious leg injury in a one-car rollover crash.

Kayla Kobasic, 20, was driving east on Ohio 113 near Cable Road at about 2:30 p.m. Friday when she drove off the right side of the road and struck a stone embankment, causing the vehicle to flip and land on its roof, Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth said.

The car caught fire following the crash.

"We're very, very fortunate that a gentleman who works apparently for a construction company stopped and used his fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire," the sheriff said. "Obviously it could have been much worse had he not been there."

Kobasic was trapped in the car. The Florence Township Fire Department used the jaws-of-life to remove the passenger's side of the vehicle to remove Kobasic.

She was flown from the scene to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center.

Sigsworth said authorities are still investigating the accident and Kobasic could be charged with a violation. He added there is no indication of alcohol or drug use.

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