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Carbon woman loses baby in crash

A Carbon County woman lost her unborn child following a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 1:12 p.m. June 18 along Spring Mountain Road in Banks Township.

State police at Hazleton said the woman, a 28-year-old from Beaver Meadows who they declined to identify, was driving a 2001 Toyota Tundra truck westbound in the right eastbound lane, when the vehicle crossed the fog line and traveled onto the north shoulder. The truck then struck several large rocks and a tree, causing it to rotate clockwise about 90 degrees and roll onto the driver’s side. The truck then hit a second tree on the driver’s side where it came to rest.

The woman was trapped in the vehicle and had to be freed by emergency personnel. She was then flown by medical helicopter to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Troopers said the woman was pregnant at full term. Emergency surgery was performed at the hospital but the child did not survive.

Assisting troopers at the scene were volunteers from the Beaver Meadows, McAdoo, Hazleton and Hazle Township fire companies and Weatherly police. The investigation is ongoing, troopers added.