91-year-old woman dies from injuries in Forsyth accident

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FORSYTH – The Macon County Sheriff’s Office reports a 91-year-old Maroa woman has died from injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Scott Flannery, with the Sheriff’s Department, says the crash happened at 10:38 AM on Saturday, April 16. She was at the intersection of US Route 51 and Ruehl Street in Forsyth, when she was unable to gauge the flow of traffic, went to make a turn and was hit by another car.

91-year-old Helma Koslofski was taken to Decatur Memorial Hospital and later transferred to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Flannery says Koslofski died from her injuries at 3:45 AM Sunday morning.

Another driver was involved in the crash, but authorities say the 58-year-old Decatur woman driving the other vehicle was not injured.

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating this accident.

We will provide more information as it is made available.

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