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Woman injured in double-fatal traffic accident improving

By Staff | May 26, 2015

A Cape Coral woman is improving at the hospital after a recent accident that left two dead.

As of Tuesday, Pamela Krochmal, 62, was listed in serious condition at Lee Memorial Hospital, where she was transported on May 13 following the crash on McGregor Boulevard, according to officials.

Susan Burns, 70, and Michael Krochmal, 68, both from the Cape, were fatally injured.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that Harold Burns, 75, of the Cape, was driving a Kia Sorento south on McGregor. Krochmal, Michael Krochmal and Susan Burns were passengers in his SUV. At 5:35 p.m, Burns attempted to make a left-hand turn into Bridge Plaza, south of College Parkway.

Burns reportedly turned in front of a Ford F-350, driven by Jessica Orr, 38, of the Cape, that was traveling north on McGregor. The front of the Ford struck the right side of the Kia, and the Kia was pushed to the northeast, where the front of the vehicle then hit the front left of a Saturn L300.

The Saturn, driven by Graciela Ramos, 38, of the Cape, was waiting to exit the plaza.

Officials reported that Burns and Krochmal were taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

As of Tuesday, Burns had been treated and released from Lee Memorial Hospital.

Neither Orr nor Ramos reported sustaining any injuries during the crash.

According to the FHP, Burns was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. However, it is unknown whether Krochmal, Michael Krochmal or Susan Burns were wearing seat belts.

It is reportedly still unknown if the crash was alcohol related.