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Woman seriously injured in crash

Published February 22. 2010 05:00PM

A Schuylkill County woman was seriously injured in a head-on collision in which the other driver involved is suspected of drunken driving.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said the crash occurred about 3:51 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, in the area of 77 Sweet Arrow Lake Road, in Pine Grove Township.

Troopers said Jesse David Rhen, 23, of Pine Grove, was eastbound when his car crossed into the westbound lane and collided head-on into a vehicle operated by Anya Zelinsky, 23, also of Pine Grove. The vehicles came to rest at the point of impact, troopers said.

Troopers said Zelinsky sustained a "major injury" in the crash but did not indicate which hospital she was transported to for treatment. Rhen sustained a minor injury.

Troopers said Rhen was found to be under the influence. He is facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI), drug charges and multiple motor vehicle code violations. Neither driver was wearing their seat belt, troopers noted.

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