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Carbon crash

Published July 27. 2011 05:02PM

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a two vehicle crash about 11:54 a.m. on July 14 at the intersection of Old Stage Road and Penn Forest Trail in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County, in which one driver was cited.

Troopers said Hebedyare Velez, 22, of Hazleton, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound on Old Stage Road and approaching a stop sign at the intersection while Maria Kaplan, 43, of Rockville, Md., driving a 2006 Mazda 5, was stopped on Penn Forest Trail.

Kaplan did not see the approaching vehicle and pulled out and into the path of Velez and a collision occurred. Both drivers were taken to the Lehighton hospital for evaluation, troopers added.

Troopers cited Kaplan for stop signs and yield signs violation.

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