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Woman crashes car into stream in Fallston Sunday

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A woman was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore Sunday, several hours after she crashed her car and ended up in a stream in Fallston, police said.

Fallston Volunteer Fire Company units responded around 7 a.m. to a report of a crash with entrapment in the 1200 block of Watervale Road, Fallston Volunteer Fire Company spokesman Dave Williams said.

Deputies believe the crash happened around 2 a.m. and was spotted around 7 a.m. by a man walking his dog, according to Cristie Kahler, spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

The vehicle was found in a stream, but the driver was already out of the vehicle when fire and emergency officials arrived, Williams said. He could not confirm the specific stream where the car was found; however, there is a small tributary of Winters Run running through the area.

Kahler wrote in an email Tuesday that Elizabeth Schneider, 33, of Fallston, was driving north on Watervale Road in a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle when she ran off the left shoulder of the road, hit a tree and headed down an embankment. The car overturned, Kahler wrote.

Schneider suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Hopkins Bayview, Kahler said.

The cause of the crash in being investigated by the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Williams said.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected in the crash, Kahler said.

This story is updated from an earlier version with a correction that the victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

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