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Pair indicted in Boys & Girls Club crash


ELYRIA — Two people injured when police said the stolen car they were riding in crashed into the Lorain County Boys & Girls Club’s Elyria clubhouse have been indicted.

Toni Metelsky, 21, was reportedly behind the wheel of a Dodge Stratus that was fleeing an attempt by the Ohio Highway Patrol to pull her over near Broad Street and Middle Avenue when she lost control of the car.

Police said the car struck a rubber playground barrier and playground equipment before crashing into the Boys & Girls Club around 1:36 a.m. July 24. Both Metelsky and her passenger, 20-year-old Robert Donaldson, were injured and hospitalized.

Before the crash, Metelsky and Donaldson reportedly attacked Concord Avenue resident Eric Coward, who told police the dispute was over Metelsky borrowing his car without permission.

Coward told officers that when he asked to pair to leave, Donaldson pinned him against the kitchen wall of his house and Metelsky hit him in the head with a frying pan, according to police. He was hit several more times in the ensuing struggle, which ended when a neighbor intervened and told them he was calling police.

The pair then allegedly stole the car and fled.

Metelsky is charged with felonious assault, aggravated vehicular assault, failure to comply, vehicular assault, theft, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving under the influence of alcohol and painkillers. Donaldson is charged with felonious assault.


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