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Victim of fatal crash was headed home from wedding


GRAFTON TWP. — A Medina mother of two who was fatally injured in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning was driving home from a wedding.

Corrine Reid, 25, of the 100 block of North Court Street, died at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in the crash on Cowley Road, just south of Crocker Road, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol’s Elyria post.

Her family said she was a devoted mother of two boys, ages 3 and 5. She was known by family as “Cori.”

“She was fun and goofy,” said her sister, Lori Reid, of Elyria. “She was super loyal to her family and her boys.”

Reid said her sister had spent Friday preparing the food for a friend’s wedding and running around helping with final preparations before enjoying the wedding.

“It was technically a friend, but Cori saw her as family,” Reid said.

Her sister said she was comforted to know there were first responders at the scene including a nurse, who arrived within minutes and stayed with her until Grafton Township paramedics arrived.

“I’m a nurse myself, and it gives me and my entire family some small comfort knowing someone was with her, and she wasn’t in pain,” she said.

The post reported Reid was the only occupant of the Jeep and there were no other vehicles involved in the accident. Reid was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the post said.

A patrol press release said “speed, alcohol and seat belt use are considered factors in the crash.”

Contact Loren Genson at (330) 721-4063 or lgenson@medina-gazette.com.

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