Ravenna Post Investigates Serious Injury Crash
Hiram Township, Portage County – The Ravenna Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a serious injury crash that occurred on Asbury Road .1 mile south of Schustrich Road on May 5th at approximately 9:45 PM. A 1996 Ford F-150 was traveling northbound on Asbury Road when it drove off of the left side of the roadway striking a tree.
The 1996 Ford was driven by 21 year old Shade Gurewicz of Garrettsville, Ohio. Mr. Gurewicz was trapped in the vehicle and had to be removed by mechanical means. He was transported from the scene by Community Care Ambulance and taken to Portage County Regional Airport. Once there he was flown by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and taken to Akron General Hospital where he is currently in the ICU listed in critical condition. It is unknown at this time whether or not Mr. Gurewicz was wearing his safety belt.
The passenger of the vehicle was 17 year old Austin Moore of Hiram, Ohio. Mr. Moore was trapped in the vehicle as well and needed to be removed by mechanical means. He was transported by Hiram Township EMS to the Portage County Regional Airport. Once there he was flown by Cleveland Metro Life and taken to Akron General Hospital where he is currently in the ICU listed in critical condition. Mr. Moore was not wearing his safety belt.
Speed appears to have played a role in this crash and alcohol is suspected to have been a factor. This crash remains under investigation.