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Police: Driver falls asleep, crashes and flips vehicle

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. - A 20-year-old woman crashed her vehicle early Friday around 8:30 a.m. on Schantz Road at its intersection with Newton Road. 

Bryana Geist of Topton, was traveling westbound on Schantz Road when she acknowledged that she 'likely fell asleep', as she did not remember hitting the short concrete wall in front of 9929 Schantz Road. However, she did wake up as the vehicle was flipping over, according to the police report. 

After she hit the concrete wall, her vehicle, a Plymouth Voyager, flipped over and landed on its roof across the road. Geist complained of pain to her face and was transported to the hospital for evaluation. 

The vehicle sustained severe damage to its right front corner and to the rest of the vehicle from rolling over, the police report states.

Geist reported she only got three hours of sleep the night before and was returning home from work at the time of the crash.

Geist was charged with careless driving. 

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