Monday, December 03, 2012


Elyria – A three-car crash on East Bridge Street took out a light pole and 2 mailboxes Saturday afternoon.

Police say a white Pontiac Sunfire traveling eastbound on East Bridge approaching the Post Office attempted to make a lane change and clipped a Dodge Neon causing that driver to go off the road.

Kip McGraw, 38 of Sullivan, Ohio was driving the 2002 blue Dodge Neon at the time of the crash. When the Sunfire cut him off he went off the right side of the road striking and taking down a light pole, struck a fire hydrant and then taking out two mailboxes at the drive through drop off area. McGraw first told Police that he was traveling the posted speed limit of 35MPH but later said it might have been 40MPH. Police measured his skid marks at 105’ before he struck the light pole.

McGraw and his 12 year old passenger refused treatment and transport from LifeCare Paramedics at the scene.

Jill Snyder of Elyria was sitting in the drive through at the time of the crash and received damage to her 2007 Chevy Trail Blazer after it was struck by one of the flying mailboxes. Snyder also refused treatment and transport at the scene.

Witnesses could only describe the Sunfire as being white and traveling east. None of the witnesses could describe the driver, only to say they believe it was a female, or were able to obtain any part of the license plate. Witnesses also say both the Sunfire and Neon were traveling at a high rate of speed coming up the hill on East Bridge just before the Post Office entrance.  

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