Four injured, one critically, in wreck caused by 16-year-old driver

All for accident victims are Norwalk residents
Aaron Krause
Apr 7, 2014

One Norwalk resident is in critical condition in a Toledo hospital, while another is in fair condition in the same facility following a crash that injured four people early Saturday evening on U.S. 250 in Erie County’s Milan Township.

Trenton J. Sheldon, 16, of 10 Stoutenburg Drive, was driving north on U.S. 250 at 5:20 p.m. when he tried to make a left turn into the Colonial Inn South at 12211 U.S. 250 and entered the path of a southbound vehicle, causing a collision, said Erie County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

The collision sent the southbound vehicle, which was being driven by Lorenzo A. Lopez, 26, of 120 N. Pleasant St. Apt. 8-B, into an Ohio Edison utility pole, which was not damaged, deputies said.

Lopez sustained incapacitating injuries and was taken by ambulance to Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

Three passengers in Lopez’s 2000 Chevy Impala also were injured and taken to Fisher-Titus. Two of them later were transferred to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

Efilas Lopez, 58, of 103 Jefferson St. Lot 1, was listed in critical condition at St. Vincent late Sunday afternoon. Daniela Lopez, 24, of 103 Jefferson St. Unit 6, was listed in fair condition at the same facility late Sunday afternoon.

Elver Lopez, 33, of 103 Jefferson St. Unit 6, was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Sheldon also was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries. He was not listed as a patient Sunday.

Sheldon was charged with failure to yield, deputies said.

Wilson’s towing removed Lopez’s vehicle, which sustained disabling front-end and driver’s side damage.

Interstate Towing removed the 2006 Hyundai that Sheldon was driving. It sustained disabling front-end damage.

In addition to sheriff’s deputies, North Central EMS and Milan Township firefighters responded to the accident.