Woman involved in Toledo motorcycle fatal has prior traffic arrest history
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:57:37 GMT —
The woman involved in Monday's fatal motorcycle accident in west Toledo has been arrested for numerous traffic violations in the past.
Toledo Police said their preliminary investigation indicated that Lora Staton failed to yield before pulling onto W. Alexis Road and into the path of Vance Popp's motorcycle.
The 43-year-old Sylvania resident was pronounced dead at the scene. Staton was taken to Toledo Hospital for treatment but was released on Monday afternoon.
As of Tuesday morning, officials had not filed charges against Staton in Monday's collision.
However, an arrest record for the 34-year-old shows a traffic arrest from earlier this year.
On March 14, Staton was booked into the Lucas County Jail on eight charges, including driving without a license and failure to stop at a red light.
Immediately following Monday's crash, Staton expressed concerned with a person on the scene about driving without a license.
"I was talking to the driver of the vehicle that hit the motorcycle," said witness Brianna Polluas. "I had asked her if she was ok, if she needed anything, and she yelled at me that she wasn't ok, she needed to get her child, she needed to leave, and she didn't have a license..."
A press release on Monday's collision said that Staton was turning onto W. Alexis Road around 2:30 a.m., from Recamper Drive, when her Jeep Cherokee was broadsided by Popp's motorcycle.
Toledo Police closed down a portion of Alexis Road between Recamper and Jackman, early Monday morning, following the crash.
Officials at the scene re-opened the roadway around 6:30 a.m. but said they planned to return to the scene on Monday evening to investigate the crash.