Name of Avon Pair Taken by Life Flight Released
Man and woman in early 20s hit a semi-trailer last week.
The man and woman injured in a serious accident on 611 on June 27 have been identified as Avon residents and have both been released from the hospital.
Avon police officer George Ruple identified the pair, who were transported by MetroHealth's LifeFlight after the accident, as Jessica Hellweg, 23, and Dustin Stephens, 22, both of Avon.
Stephens was originally listed as from Mansfield, based on information on his driver’s license. He currently lives in Avon.
Phyllis Marino, the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at MetroHealth System said Stephens was released from MetroHealth Medical Center last week. Hellweg had been upgraded to good condition June 29 and release that day.
The accident at 611 (Stoney Ridge) and Chester roads in Avon closed the road for several hours following the accident.
According to a press release issued by Avon Police, a 1992 Honda, driven by Stephens, collided with a semi-truck at 7:08 a.m.
Firefighters and police arrived to find a 1992 Honda entangled with the semi-trailer.
Stephens and Hellweg were trapped in the vehicle. Avon firefighters extracted both and took them to the Avon Emergency Care Center where both were taken by Metro’s LifeFlight to MetroHealth Medical center.
According to preliminary reports, the Honda was traveling eastbound on 611 when it went off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail. The Honda then crossed the raised concrete median and entered the westbound lanes of 611 and then struck the semi-trailer.
The Honda was dragged a short distance before it came to rest.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.