Melissa J. Smith, 31, of Burnside, was injured after losing control of her vehicle and crashing into a utility pole along Cherry Tree Road on Friday night, according to state police in Indiana.
Police said Smith’s vehicle went out of control on a curve in the road and sheared the utility pole after striking it. Her vehicle then struck a large metal gate, police said. Smith fled the scene, but was later located, according to police. She was taken to Punxsutawney Area Hospital for treatment.