Thompson Man Killed in I-90 Crash
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A 57-year-old Thompson Township man died from injuries he sustained after his car crashed in a construction area along Interstate 90 in Concord Township Monday morning.
The Chardon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported Robert M. Courie passed away at Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center after being transferred from Tri-Point Medical Center in Concord Township.
The highway patrol said Couric’s 1993 Cadillac DeVille was eastbound on I-90 in the southern lane at approximately 1:18 a.m. when he drove through an opening between the concrete barriers that was marked by orange construction barrels with reflective material.
The barriers and barrels were set in place due to a lane closure for a section of highway that was being replaced and work done on a bridge, the patrol said.
Once Couric drove onto the closed portion of the roadway, he continued driving eastbound until the roadway ended, where he drove onto an unfinished portion of the road and struck the edge of newly poured concrete, patrol said.
Courie was wearing his seat belt, but a passenger, 32-year-old Maraya L. Schwenner of Mentor, was not, the patrol said.
Schwennger was transported from the scene to Tri-Point Medical Center and later transferred to Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, where she was treated and released.
Alcohol was a factor in the crash, the highway patrol said.