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Woman flown to hospital after I-81 rollover accident

KLINE TOWNSHIP, Pa. - State police in Schuylkill County say a woman was flown to the hospital with serious injuries early Saturday morning after an accident on I-81.

Authorities say the single-vehicle crash happened around 5:30 a.m. on I-81 south, near mile marker 136.9, in Kline Township.

According to state police, a 24-year-old Saint Clair woman was behind the wheel of a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu when she "lost control of her vehicle for an unknown reason" and struck an embankment.

The vehicle rolled several times and came to a final rest, facing westbound, in the grass median.

Officials say the driver sustained serious injuries and was flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, and there was no airbag deployment.

There is no word on the driver's current condition.

State police were assisted on scene by the McAdoo and Delano fire departments and McAdoo EMS.

The crash remains under investigation.

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