Norwalk woman remains in critical condition following accident

Charges are pending against 16-year-old Norwalk driver.
Aaron Krause
Apr 11, 2014

A Norwalk resident remained in critical condition in a Toledo hospital Thursday, five days after four people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 250 in Avery.

Daniela Lopez, 24, of 103 Jefferson St., Lot 6, remained in critical condition at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo , a hospital spokeswoman said.

Trenton J. Sheldon, 16, of 10 Stoutenburg Drive, was driving north on U.S. 250 in Erie County's Milan Township at 5:20 p.m. 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 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 wasn't damaged, deputies said.

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

Three passengers in Lopez's 2000 Chevrolet Impala also were injured and taken to Fisher-Titus. Two of them later were transferred to Mercy St. Vincent.

Efilas Lopez, 58, of 103 Jefferson St. Lot 1, was listed in critical condition at Mercy St. Vincent late Sunday afternoon. He was not listed as a patient Thursday, the hospital spokeswoman said.

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

Sheldon also was taken to Fisher-Titus with non-incapacitating injuries.

Sgt. Dan Kautz said drugs or alcohol aren't suspected as factors in the crash. Chief Deputy Jared Oliver said authorities are unaware of any other contributing circumstances.

Charges against Sheldon are pending upon recovery of the victims, Kautz said.