Pennsylvania Woman Rescued From Pickup Stuck in Tree Top

Firefighters and rescue workers lift 33-year-old Erin Dawn Bowser who was conscious and talking to rescuers as they retrieved her with ropes and ladders from her smashed pick up truck that landed in the trees above the Connoquenessing Creek on Route 68 near Evans City, Pa in Butler County on Monday Nov. 29, 2010. Police believe the woman's truck flew over the guardrail and landed in the branches of the trees about 30 feet below the road. Police say they'll be citing Bowser for driving too fast for conditions. (AP Photo/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Robin Rombach)

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By Kelli Sutterman

EVANS CITY, Pennsylvania (AP) — Rescue crews had to use ropes and ladders to retrieve a western Pennsylvania woman from her pickup truck after it ran off a road and landed in tree tops about 30 feet above ground in a ravine.

Police say they'll be citing 33-year-old Dana Bowser for driving too fast for conditions on Route 68 near Evans City. That's about 25 miles north of Pittsburgh.

State police say Bowser lost control near a culvert that carries the highway over Connoquenessing (kaw-nuh-kwah-NESS'-ing) Creek. Police say Bowser told them the road was icy.

Rescue workers say Bowser was conscious and able to communicate with workers. Most importantly, they say she didn't panic as they worked to reach her in the precarious position.

She was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.

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