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Schuylkill driver facing charges

Published January 30. 2012 05:04PM

A Schuylkill County driver is facing charges after he fled the scene of a one-vehicle crash. State police at Frackville said the accident occurred about 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, along T820, or 56 Ferndale Road, in North Union Township.

Troopers said Jared Gebhart, 33, of Zion Grove, was driving a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe eastbound when he drove off the south side of the road causing him to lose control. The vehicle spun counter-clockwise and struck a wooden utility pole with the right side. The vehicle then spun clockwise and came to rest on the road facing north.

Gebhard fled the scene but was later located. The pole was sheared in half and electrical power was interrupted until PPL crews arrived to make repairs, troopers said.

Damages were extensive to the vehicle.

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