LAKEWOOD, OH : Driver charged in crash that killed two Lakewood on Sunday, 21st February 2021
Lakewood police charged a 23-year old woman with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide Monday in the crash that killed two Lakewood teens early Sunday morning.
Investigators said Selena Colon was driving east on Clifton Boulevard when her Toyota Camry slammed into a Subaru that was turning onto Clifton Boulevard from Fry Avenue just after 2:15 a.m. Sunday.
The driver of that Subaru, 19-year old Max Close, and a 19-year old passenger, Alejandro Mercado died at the scene.
An 18-year old passenger who police said was riding in the front seat was treated at the hospital and released.
"Much of the crash itself is still under investigation," said Lakewood Police Captain William Albrecht. "We're still trying to determine some of the causative factors. However, one thing that we have determined or we firmly believe at this point, is that Ms. Colon was under the influence of alcohol while driving her vehicle."
Police said the force of the collision split the Subaru in half.