Lake County: Driver in Saturday crash dies Sunday

4:13 PM, Apr 22, 2012   |    comments
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WILLOUGHBY -- A woman was pronounced dead at MetroHealth Medical Center early Sunday morning after crashing her car on an exit ramp off state Route 2 early Saturday morning.

Willoughby police responded to a one-vehicle accident about 2 a.m. Saturday off state Route 2 eastbound at the state Route 640 exit ramp.

Police say Lea Martin, 33 of East Cleveland, apparently drove her car off the right side of the roadway and struck the guardrail's "crash cushion" head-on.

She was seriously injured and taken first to Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby, then transferred to MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition.

She was pronounced dead Sunday morning.

Police say she was wearing a seatbelt and that alcohol was a contributing factor in Martin's crash.

If you witnessed the crash or have any have information regarding the crash, you are asked to call the Willoughby Police Department at (440) 953-4212.


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