Passenger dies from injuries in car accident

Aaron Krause • May 5, 2014 at 9:09 AM

One of six people flown to a Cleveland hospital died Saturday from injuries sustained during a crash Friday night at Ohio 18 and Quarry Road in Lorain County.

Andrew Keim, of Millersburg, died Saturday at MetroHealth Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Mark Zacharias, 56, of Wellington, was listed in fair condition Sunday afternoon at the hospital. Elizabeth Zacharias, 55, also of Wellington, was discharged. Both were transported to Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin, and later flown to MetroHealth Medical Center.

Madeline Humphrey, 20, of Elkins W.Va., was listed in good condition. Paige Gorsuch, 21, of Wauseon, was listed in fair condition. Rose Sepsey, of Austintown, was listed in serious condition.

According to state Highway Patrol troopers, Mark Zacharias was driving a 2004 F250 pickup truck west on Ohio 18 when he reportedly struck a northbound vehicle headed north on Quarry Road. The two vehicles collided within the intersection. Elizabeth Zacharias was a front-seat passenger.

Madeline Humphrey was driving a 2001 Subaru 4-door north on Quarry Road. Paige Gorsuch was the right-front passenger while Rose Sepsey was a left-rear passenger. Andrew Keim was the right-rear passenger.

Keim was an Ashland University student, as are the other occupants. They were flown to MetroHealth in critical condition.

St. John's Life Flight, Cleveland Metro Life Flight, and University Life Flight were on scene to transport occupants of the northbound vehicle.

As of Sunday afternoon, it's unknown if anyone was wearing their seatbelt or if alcohol was a factor in the crash. It's unknown if charges will be levied.

The case is under investigation.

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