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Woman jumps in Ohio River fleeing scene of Sewickley car crash

| Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, 9:51 p.m.

A woman fleeing the scene of a car crash led police on a chase Tuesday down a steep embankment and into the Ohio River, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV.

The chase began about 1:30 p.m. when the 35-year-old woman crashed a car into a median at Route 51 and the Sewickley Bridge in Sewickley, the TV station reported.

She ran from police and took off down a hillside before jumping into the river. A passing tug boat pulled her from the water about 45 minutes later, according to WPXI.

The woman, whose name was not released, was treated for hypothermia. She will undergo a mental health evaluation.

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