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Castalia woman seriously injured in Groton Twp. crash

Alissa Widman Neese • Jun 17, 2013 at 10:53 AM

A Castalia woman suffered serious injuries in a two-car crash Sunday after failing to yield at a stop sign just south of the Ohio Turnpike.

Janet Wahl, 61, was heading east on Strecker Road at about noon, according to a news release from the Sandusky post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Wahl stopped at a stop sign at Ohio 99 but proceeded through the intersection without waiting for oncoming traffic. 

A blue Volkswagen Beetle, driven by Hayden Coey, 17, of Greenwich, struck Wahl's white Ford Fusion as he headed south. Lisa Coey, 39, also of Greenwich, was a passenger in the car.

Wahl was taken by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo with serious injuries. As of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, she was listed as a patient in fair condition, hospital staff said.

Hayden and Lisa were taken by ambulance to Bellevue Hospital with non-serious injuries, according to the release.

Bellevue Hospital staff refused to release any information about the two individuals or their condition when contacted at about 6 p.m. Sunday. They directed the Register to the hospital's marketing staff members, who wouldn't be in until Monday morning.

The two were likely treated and released, given their type of injuries, an Ohio State Highway Patrol dispatcher said.

All individuals involved in the crash were wearing seat belts, according to the release. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash. Troopers are still investigating.

The Erie County Sheriff's Office, Groton Township Fire Department and North Central Emergency Medical Services also responded Sunday to the scene.

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