Hancock County Woman Transported by Medical Helicopter Following Accident


Woman transported by medical helicopter to UPMC after single car accident on Route 2 in Hancock County.

According to police the accident happened on Route just
after 10 o’clock Saturday night, near the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, and Resort. The driver, 23-year-old Sara Powell, lost control and struck a guardrail and was ejected from the vehicle.

Authorities say Powell suffered lacerations to her head and was taken to UPMC for treatment. Police also say the vehicle was reported stolen earlier in the day, but later learned Powell took her father’s vehicle without permission to attend a holiday party in Newell. 

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