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Woman ejected from car after shearing off power pole in Denair crash

Woman ejected, alcohol possibly involved in Denair crash

54-year-old Denair woman flown to area hospital after losing control of her car and shearing off a power pole.
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54-year-old Denair woman flown to area hospital after losing control of her car and shearing off a power pole.

A woman was ejected from her car after hitting a power pole in what authorities believe was an alcohol-involved crash along a rural stretch of Hawkins Road in Denair late Saturday afternoon.

California Highway Patrol responded to a call at 4:11 p.m. for a single-vehicle accident between Lake and East Keyes roads. A 54-year-old woman from Denair, had been driving alone south on Hawkins when she veered off the road and hit a Turlock Irrigation District power pole head on, said CHP officer Christopher Shore.

Her car, a white Mitsubishi Lancer, sheared off the pole and she was ejected and became ensnared in some barbed wire, he said. A MediFlight helicopter was called and the driver was transported to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Her condition is unknown at this time.

Shore said alcohol is believed to be a factor. At the crash scene a half-empty bottle of Seagram's Peach Vodka was visible on the roof of the car.

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