One child flown to hospital, woman arrested following DUI related crash in Altoona

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ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Altoona Police say a seven year old girl was flown to the hospital, and a woman is in custody in relation to a DUI related crash.

According to the complaint, authorities say they were dispatched to the 3000 block of Beale Ave for a single vehicle accident just after 7 p.m. Saturday night.


Police say the driver of a silver Nissan, later identified as 36-year-old Jennifer Lansberry, crashed into a telephone pole. Police add there were two seven-year-old girls in the car.

According to the complaint, officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol while talking to Lansberry and shortly after, discovered a vape pen in her car that smelled like marijuana.

One of the girls was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained serious injuries, including a fractured skull and a brain bleed.

She was flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. The other girl involved in the crash sustained minor injuries.

Police say they have charged Lansberry with two counts of aggravated assault by DUI, two counts of child endangerment and DUI of both alcohol and drugs.

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