Friday, November 17, 2017
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91-year-old Spring Hill woman injured in Feb. 7 crash dies

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SPRING HILL — A 91-year-old Spring Hill woman died Wednesday, five days after the sedan she was riding in was struck by another car.

Shirley E. Koehler was in the front seat of the Mercury when the driver pulled out of the IHOP restaurant and tried to cross the northbound lanes of Commercial Way about 10:30 a.m. Feb. 7, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The Mercury entered the path of a Ford Explorer traveling north in the center lane, troopers said. Both vehicles rotated after the collision and came to rest in the center lane near Hiawatha Parkway.

Koehler was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where she died Wednesday. The Explorer's driver, Jennifer L. Johns, 35, of Spring Hill, was also taken to Bayonet Point with serious injuries.

The driver of the Mercury, 74-year-old Shirley V. Kruse of Spring Hill, was taken to Oak Hill Hospital with serious injuries.

The crash remained under investigation, troopers said.

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