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N.C. woman crashes into Brod River Bridge

A North Carolina woman was released from a Savannah hospital after crashing her car Monday night on the Broad River Bridge.

The 23-year-old woman from Midway Park was traveling south on S.C. 170 at about 7 p.m. when she lost control of her Pontiac sedan for unknown reasons, said Cpl. Paul Brouthers, spokesman for the S.C. Highway Patrol. Brouthers said the car careened off the bridge's retaining walls before coming to a stop.

She told officers at the scene she couldn't remember the crash so she was flown by helicopter to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah as a precaution, Brouthers said.

She was treated and released, according to a hospital spokesman.

Brouthers said the Highway Patrol is investigating the crash, and the driver is not likely to face any charges.

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