3 injured in Clarksfield Twp. crash

Cary Ashby • Jan 3, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Three people were injured and taken to hospitals after a two-vehicle collision.

Joseph G. Farina, 21, of St. Johns, Fla., was charged with failure to yield at a stop sign in connection with the Clarksfield Township crash Saturday at the intersection of Ohio 18 and Butler Road. Norwalk Municipal Court records indicate his initial hearing is Jan. 13.

Farina, his passenger, Marissa R.M. Sailey, 19, of 1951 Butler Road, Wakeman, and the other driver, Howard D. Bowers, 80, of 6 Hampton Way, were injured and hospitalized, according to troopers with the state Highway Patrol.

Before the collision at 12:38 p.m. Saturday, Farina was southbound on Butler Road and Bowers was westbound on Ohio 18. Troopers said after the two vehicles collided, Bowers went off the left side of the road and hit a ditch. Farina's vehicle stopped in the roadway.

A LifeFlight helicopter flew Bowers from the crash site to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with minor injuries, troopers said. MetroHealth spokeswoman Hyla Winston said Thursday she couldn't find any information on a patient with that name.

Southern Lorain County EMS transported Farin and his passenger, Sailey, to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with minor injuries, troopers said.

"We don't have information on them in our directory," Fisher-Titus spokeswoman Deb Reed said Thursday.

Both vehicles sustained disabling damage. D & K and Dendinger Bros. Car Care Center towed them from the scene.

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