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An 86-Year-Old Woman From Slippery Rock Fell Asleep While Driving

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An 86-year-old woman from Slippery Rock fell asleep while driving on Route 8 in Brady Township and ended up wedging her car between two trees, according to state police.

The accident took place around 02:00 p.m. Wednesday.

The woman was transferred from the scene to be treated for seemingly mild injuries. She described having chest pain.

Police declined to immediately release her name.

The vehicle, a Subaru Legacy, was headed north. She struck a mailbox on her right, then swerved to the left, crossing the oncoming lane of traffic and hitting the trees.