Wellington overdose victim charged after Westlake car crash


By Jonathan Delozier - jdelozier@civitasmedia.com



A Wellington resident is unharmed after allegedly overdosing on opioids and crashing her car this past weekend on Interstate 90 in Westlake.

Carolyn Lilly’s vehicle drifted out of the eastbound lane around 2 p.m. Saturday near Crocker Road and collided with a mile marker sign, according to police.

No other vehicles were involved. A driver passing the crash as it happened stopped to give Lilly CPR until emergency crews arrived. Four doses of naloxone were used on her at the scene before she woke up.

A small amount of marijuana was also found in her possession before she was treated at St. Johns Medical Center in Westlake, said police.

Lilly, 55, admitted she had snorted a “pink powder” at a family member’s home in Elyria because she “wanted to see what everyone is talking about,” according to Westlake police Capt. Guy Turner.

Officers are awaiting results of a urinalysis.

“We haven’t heard anything back from the medical examiner,” Turner said. “We won’t know anything until then. After she passed out, she just kind of brushed the sign and didn’t even knock it down. There was damage to her car, though.”

Lilly faces charges of impaired driving, failure to control a vehicle, and marijuana possession.

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By Jonathan Delozier

jdelozier@civitasmedia.com