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Police: Driver killed after being ejected from vehicle in crash at Lorain underpass

The driver has been identified as 33-year-old Richard Webber of Elyria. He did not have a valid driver's license.
Credit: Lorain Police Department

LORAIN, Ohio — Police in Lorain are investigating a crash that took the life of a 33-year-old man on Saturday afternoon. 

According to reports, a Chevrolet Corvette was going eastbound on State Route 611/Henderson Drive. Once it passed the intersection of 611 and Elyria Avenue, the car failed to negotiate a curve in the road due to excessive speed. The Corvette traveled off of the right side of the road, struck a guard rail, and then struck the wall at the 21st Street Underpass. 

At that point, the driver was ejected from the vehicle, which came to rest in the road. 

The driver of the Chevrolet Corvette was identified as Richard Webber, 33, of Elyria. He sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Webber's body was turned over to the Lorain County Coroner’s Office. Police report that Webber did not have a valid driver’s license. 

The roadway in the area of the crash scene was closed for approximately seven hours while the scene was investigated and processed for physical evidence. Investigators believe that excessive speed and reckless driving appear to be factors in the crash. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be factors at this time. The crash remains under investigation by the Lorain Police Department Traffic Bureau. 

Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or anyone who may have any information is asked to call Officer Bohaty at 440-204-2115. 

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