Butler woman puts her pickup into the trees off Route 68 |

Butler woman puts her pickup into the trees off Route 68

Crews yesterday rescued a Butler woman and used a crane to pluck her pickup truck from a tree after she lost control on a road above.

Erin Bowser, 33, suffered minor injuries in the crash on Route 68 near Buhl Hill in Forward, Butler County, state police said.

Bowser lost control of her Dodge Ram when she tried to pass Tracy Hartman, 41, of Butler while both headed west on Route 68 about 8:40 a.m., police said.

Bowser hit the rear of Hartman’s Cadillac and struck a guide rail before the truck turned onto its driver’s side, sheared a utility pole with its roof, rolled and became suspended in the tree, police said.

Crews freed Bowser using a truck with a basket and took her to Butler Memorial Hospital, police said.

Hartman was not injured. Both drivers were wearing seat belts, police said.

Police cited Bowser for speeding.

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