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Police: Woman who hit utility pole was asleep behind wheel

TOWAMENSING TWP., Pa. - Police say a woman who slammed her car in to a utility pole in Carbon County fell asleep behind the wheel.

Nancy Green, 71, of Gilbert, was flown to the hospital Sunday after losing control of her vehicle and hitting a utility pole on Route 209 in Towamensing Township.

Police say Green suffered a knee injury and a couple of cracked ribs.

She will be issued a careless driving citations and a "roadways laned for traffic" citation.

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