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Warrant issued for woman accused in crash into Sheffield Lake home

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LORAIN — A warrant has been issued for a Sheffield Lake woman after she failed to appear for an arraignment in Lorain Municipal Court.

Caitlynn Kelling, 25, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, failure to control, possessing drug abuse instrument, possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and a stop sign violation, following a crash at 791 Harris Road on Sunday.

She was scheduled to appear before Judge Thomas Elwell on Thursday morning but didn’t show up. Sheffield Lake Law Director David Graves said he had reason to believe she was out of state.

At the arraignment, Graves said Kelling also had a felony warrant for aggravated vehicular assault.

At a Sheffield Lake City Council meeting Tuesday night, Graves said Kelling passed out at the wheel while driving, causing her to crash into the Harris Road home’s garage and pin a 61-year-old grandmother against her refrigerator.

Kelling allegedly passed out while driving and was later revived using naloxone.

The victim was taken to St. John West Shore Family Health Center and reportedly suffered fractures to her leg. The victim’s daughters said she also sustained a concussion, which is affecting her memory. and she also is bruised.

Contact Katie Nix at 329-7129 or knix@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @KatieHNix.



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