James Wells IV Obituary – An Elyria man was one of two people who died in a car crash on Interstate 490 in Cleveland on Monday morning. According to Cleveland police, officers responded to a two-car crash just west of East 55th Street around 5:50 a.m. Monday. The driver of one of the vehicles, identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner as James Wells IV, 45, of Elyria, was pronounced dead at the scene.
There were two women in the other vehicle involved. Both were taken to a local hospital. The passenger, identified by the medical examiner as Shalon Barnett, 37, of Cleveland, was pronounced dead in the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. The driver, a 34-year-old woman, has not been identified by police. The crash remains under investigation.