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Nine involved in Kolbe Road crash are named


Lorain police have released the names of the individuals involved in a head-on crash Wednesday afternoon.

Nancy Lotko, 56, of Vermilion, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Camaro that drove left of center and struck a Kingston of Vermilion man on Kolbe Road, said Lorain Police Officer Kyle Gelenius.

Lotko was transported by Lifecare to Mercy Regional Medical Center and later flown to MetroHealth Medical Center, where she was treated and released.

There were eight people in the van, which was driven by Douglas Substanley, 74, of Wakeman.

One of those passengers, Edna Akers, 87, of Vermilion, was taken to Mercy in critical condition before being flown to MetroHealth, where she was treated and released.

The other seven passengers were Maureen Byrne, of Vermilion; Delores Symons, 69, of Lorain; and Kingston of Vermilion residents Betty Schneider, 88; Johnathan Young, 65; Nannie Johnson, 83; and Grace Phillips, 81.

Johnson was being treated at MetroHealth on Friday.

Neither drug nor alcohol was suspected. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


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