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January 29, 2014

Car hits tree, rolls over, burns

NEW CASTLE — A car being driven into Ellwood City Monday hit a tree, rolled over and burst into flames

According to the Ellwood City Fire Department, the woman, who was not identified, was northbound on Route 288 about 2 p.m. At the intersection with Hillside Avenue, firefighters said, she lost control of her car, which hit a tree, rolled over and burst into flames.

Fire crews said the woman was taken to Ellwood City Hospital.

Efforts Monday to reach Ellwood City police were unsuccessful.

Firefighters said police were assisted by departments from North Sewickley and Franklin Township, both in Beaver County, who directed traffic.

The woman’s vehicle was towed.

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