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Published: Saturday, 5/6/2006

Motorist is killed in crash in Erie County

HURON, Ohio - A Vermilion, Ohio, woman was killed and an Amherst, Ohio, woman was hurt seriously in a hit-and-run accident on State Route 2 north of State Rt. 13 in Erie County, the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

Doris Stallard, 70, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers from the patrol's Sandusky post said.

Her passenger, Lucille Mechler, 71, was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, and then flown to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, where she was in serious condition last night, a hospital spokesman said.

Ms. Mechler was eastbound on Route 2 about 2 p.m. in the driving lane when a large commercial vehicle crossed over from the eastbound passing lane and hit the left rear of her car, troopers said.

The collision caused Ms. Mechler's car to spin off the south side of Route 2 and hit a guardrail on the passenger-side door.

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