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33-year-old Bay Village woman killed in head-on crash in Strongsville

Troopers say she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — *Editor's Note: The video in the player above originally aired on June 16, 2016.

A 33-year-old woman was killed in head-on crash in Strongsville Wednesday evening. 

Troopers with Ohio State Highway Patrol and Strongsville Police and fire departments responded to a crash on Royalton Road, just west of I-71. 

At the scene, crews found two heavily damaged vehicles involved in the crash in the west bound lanes of the roadway. 

33-year-old Amy Sords, of Bay Village, was driving east on Royalton Road in her Toyota Corolla when she crossed the center lane and struck a Dodge Charger head-on. 

The Charger was driven by 50-year-old Lidia Russo of Olmsted Fall. Wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, Russo suffered only minor injuries. 

Sords, who was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, was critically injured. She was transported to Southwest General Hospital for treatment where she later died from her injuries. 

According to witness reports, Sords was traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the crash. The crash remains under investigation.  

According to State troopers, the afore mention crashed is the 26 fatal crash of 2021. It is also the 20th crash where the person killed was not wearing their seatbelt. 

Officials are using these statistics as a reminder for drivers to buckle up no matter the distance being traveled. 

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