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Mitchell High student, 16, critically injured in crash

NEW PORT RICHEY — A member of the Mitchell High School swim team was in critical condition Tuesday after an accident that happened after school last week.

Megan Geho, a 16-year-old sophomore, was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer on Mitchell Boulevard at about 3 p.m. Thursday with three classmates when she took a curve too fast, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The vehicle, which was heading west in the outside lane, veered left across the inside lane and then back to the outside lane before spinning counterclockwise and rolling over three times. The SUV hit some bushes and a tree in the median before coming to rest on the roof.

The report did not include how fast the teen was driving but said it was "too fast for conditions."

The teens were all wearing seat belts, and air bags deployed. The passengers, Rachel Lyn Berger, Mallory Ann Johns and Preston Burke, all 16, suffered "non-incapacitating" injuries and were taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

Geho was flown to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, where she remained Tuesday in the intensive care unit.

Her parents, Glenn and Dorothy, said Megan is the youngest of their three children. She enjoys sports and the outdoors.

"No one did anything wrong," her mother said. "Everyone wore seat belts, and there were no phone calls."

Mitchell High student, 16, critically injured in crash 05/08/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 8:18pm]
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