Pa. Crews Rescue Driver From Pickup in Tree


Emergency crews in Butler County were called to rescue the driver of a pickup truck that ended up stuck 30 feet off the ground in a tree.

Channel 4 Action News' Amber Nicotra reported police said Erin Dawn Bowser, 33, was driving westbound on Route 68 in Evans City.

Police said Bowser hit a car, a guide rail and a pole, before bouncing over the rail and becoming stuck in a tree over Connoquenessing Creek.

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"She was completely alert and as calm as can be for her situation. She was fine, she was talking clearly. She did an excellent job of not panicking when we were going off the ground," said rescue worker Ken Wagner.

Rescue crews used ropes and ladders to reach Bowser, who removed from the vehicle in a rescue basked and taken to Butler Hospital with mild injuries.

The rescue effort closed Route 68 for several hours on Monday morning. The road reopened to traffic around 11:30 a.m.

Nicotra reported that Bowser, is facing several citations in connection with the wreck, including driving too fast for road conditions. Nicotra reported that police said Bowser told them the road was icy.

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