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Driver is hurt in Route 61 crash

Published October 14. 2013 05:00PM

Tegan L. Olson, 24, of Pottsville, sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident at 4:35 p.m. Oct. 11 on Route 61 in New Castle Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said she was driving a 2007 Ford Focus northbound about one-half mile south of Mall Road and was attempting to negotiate a left curve in the roadway when she lost control of the vehicle. The car left the roadway on the right side of the road, struck a guide rail, continued north on the shoulder and then traveled back into the lanes of travel.

Police said it traveled about 100 feet after the initial impact and came to rest facing north on the right lane of travel.

Police said she will be cited for failure to drive at a safe speed.

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