Man fighting for life after crash

Norwalk woman upgraded to fair condition in separate crash.
Cary Ashby
Apr 15, 2014

A Norwalk woman was in fair condition Sunday afternoon in a Toledo trauma center.

Daniela Lopez, 24, of 103 Jefferson St., Lot 6, was transferred from Fisher-Titus Medical Center to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center after an April 5 two-vehicle accident that injured four people on U.S. 250 in Avery.

Efilas Lopez, 58, of 103 Jefferson St. Lot 1, wasn't listed as a patient at Mercy St. Vincent as of Sunday afternoon. He was listed in critical condition last week.

Both victims were passengers in the vehicle driven by Lorenzo A. Lopez, 26, of 120 N. Pleasant St. Apt. 8-B.

The other driver, Trenton J. Sheldon, 16, of 10 Stoutenburg Drive, was driving northbound on U.S. 250 in Erie County before the collision. He tried to make a left turn into the Colonial Inn South and entered the path of Lopez's southbound vehicle, causing a collision, said Erie County sheriff's deputies. The collision sent Lopez's 2000 Chevrolet Impala into an Ohio Edison utility pole, which wasn't damaged.

One of Lopez's passengers, Elver Lopez, 33, of 103 Jefferson St. Lot 6, was taken to Fisher-Titus Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

Sheldon also went to Fisher-Titus with non-incapacitating injuries and was released later.

Deputies have said drugs or alcohol aren't suspected as factors in the crash and possible charges against Sheldon are pending upon recovery of the victims.

Meanwhile, a driver seriously injured in an unrelated crash that took place early Friday on Conwell Avenue in Willard remains in critical condition.

A LifeFlight helicopter flew Brian Leggett, whose age and address weren't provided, from the scene to Mercy St. Vincent. A hospital spokesman on Sunday said Leggett was listed in critical condition in the neural unit in the intensive care unit.