Susan J. Van Keuren, of Grafton, and 28-year-old Mason A. Smith die in fatal New Russia Township car crash – Tuesday, October 5, 2021

New Russia Township Car Crash Death of Susan J. Van Keuren and Mason A. Smith – Obituary

A 65-year-old woman, Susan J. Van Keuren, of Grafton, and 28-year-old Mason A. Smith, of Elyria have died in a fatal New Russia Township car crash. The Lorain County, Ohio accident happened at about 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, when the Nissan Versa that Susan was a passenger in was struck by a Dodge 1500 that was northbound on Oberlin Road, driven by Mason.

The Dodge overlooked a stop sign before driving into the Nissan Versa.

Susan was killed on the scene while Mason, along with the driver of the Versa, were taken to a local hospital where Mason was pronounced dead later. The driver of the Versa remains in a condition described as serious.

The accident remains under investigation.

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