Elyria Fatal Crash Under Investigation

Elyria, OH - Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened on Baumhart Road, just north of Middle Ridge Road around 7 p.m. Sunday evening.

A 2005 Dodge Viper, driven by Joseph W. Grisez, 35, of 8098 Rice Road, lost control and went off the right side of the roadway striking a tree. Grisez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr. Grisez was using his seatbelt at the time of the crash, the passenger, Justin T. Miller, of 8086 Rice Road was transported to Lorain Community Hospital for minor injuries.

Mr. Miller was using his belt at the time of the crash also.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs are a factor, the crash remains under investigation.