Rescuers free woman trapped in roll-over

Staff Report

A trapped passenger was rescued Monday after a pick-up truck veered off Rt. 2 and rolled on its side in Amherst Township.

Thomas Lewis, 22, of Elyria, was driving west on the highway at 11:31 a.m. and had just passed the Middle Ridge Road ramp when he swerved off the right side of the road, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The 2007 Chevrolet went down the embankment and overturned when it hit a ditch, coming to a rest on its right side against the right-of-way fence.

Lewis climbed out of the vehicle under his own power. But 23-year-old Michaela Brown of Elyria was trapped until Amherst firefighters and medics arrived to pull her free.

Both Lewis and Brown were taken to Mercy Health Lorain Hospital. Lewis was then flown by helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with non-life-threatening injuries. Brown was treated for minor injuries.

State troopers don’t know why Lewis drove off the road. They said speeding doesn’t appear to be a factor and it’s unclear whether alcohol or drugs may have played a role.

Staff Report