Sunday, May 17, 2009


Henrietta Township – A single vehicle crash on Baumhart Road in Henrietta Township late Saturday night had one man flying to Cleveland in critical condition.

Sergeant Midkiff of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that 49-year-old David Dominico was traveling south on Baumhart when he lost control of his truck. “He went off the right side of the road – road the ditch for awhile and then struck a telephone pole snapping it in half and then he was ejected from the truck.”

Neighbors hearing the crash and the exploding transformer came running to the street to see what had happened. Two of the people were off duty paramedics from a neighboring community. They tended to the victim and told Sgt. Midkiff that Metro LifeFlight would be needed due to the injuries the victim had sustained.

LifeCare Paramedics and a Supervisor from Central Lorain County Ambulance District treated Dominico – who witnesses say was bleeding profusely.

Metro LifeFlight landed and the scene and took over care – flying Dominico to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland.

Sgt. Midkiff said that Dominico was alert enough at the scene to have made a cell phone call to his parents informing them of the crash. “I asked him where he was heading and he said home, which is about a ½ mile south of the crash scene, but when I asked where he was coming from he did not respond.”

Sgt. Midkiff said that he believes alcohol was a factor in the crash and that Dominico would likely be charged with OVI and Failure to Control.


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