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Carbon driver in Lehigh accident

Published September 12. 2011 08:28AM

A Carbon County driver was involved in a crash in Lehigh County when a tree had fallen across a roadway. State police at Fogelsville said the accident occurred about 11:41 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, along New Smithville Road (SR3013), in Weisenberg Township.

Troopers said Austin W. Weiss, 23, of Lehighton, was driving a 2008 Subaru Impreza northbound when he came upon a large tree that had fallen across the road, completely blocking it.

Weiss attempted to avoid the tree but could not and his vehicle struck it. Weiss sustained a minor injury in the accident but did not require immediate medical attention.

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