Airborne Car Struck Tree, Police Say

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A Lower Saucon Township Police Department SUV parked outside the department's headquarters on Old Philadelphia Pike in Lower Saucon Township (FILE PHOTO)

A southbound car that struck an embankment along a rural road early Friday was “launched” into the air and struck a tree about six feet above the ground, Lower Saucon Township Police said in a news release Monday.

According to police, the car was disabled by the accident and was discovered “with no driver around” on private property in the 2300 block of Ringhoffer around 1 a.m.

Police said the driver was subsequently identified as Holly Frederick, of the 2900 block of Klein Street, Allentown.

According to police, Klein said she swerved to avoid a deer in the road.

A friend reportedly gave her a ride out of the area, and when asked why she didn’t report the crash to authorities, police said Klein told them that “it was late and I did not know exactly what to do.”

She will be cited for failure to report an accident, police said.

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