Police: Berks man who crashed SUV possibly under influence

Passenger flown to hospital

TRAPPE, Pa. - A Berks County man may have been under the influence at the time he crashed an SUV in Montgomery County, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The SUV was speeding when it hit a utility pole on West Main Street at First Avenue in Trappe around 7 a.m. Sunday, police said

A passenger was trapped in the SUV for about a half-hour before rescue crews could free her from the wreckage.

The victim was then flown by Reading Hospital's PennSTAR helicopter to the trauma center at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, but police have been unable to provide any information about her identity or the extent of her injuries.

The driver, a 29-year-old man from the Reading area, was treated for minor injuries.

No charges have been filed in the crash, which remains under investigation by state police at the Skippack barracks.

West Main Street was closed for about 90 minutes.

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