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      Driver dies after crash impact bends pickup

      KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - A woman died after her truck left the road and collided with a drainage tunnel under a driveway, Oregon State Police said.

      Police identified the driver as 76-year-old Pauline Kower.

      The impact bent the 2000 Ford Ranger pickup.

      The crash happened just after 2 p.m Thursday. Investigators believe Kower may have had a pre-existing medical condition that contributed to the crash.

      The truck drifted off of Highway 97 and crashed into a culvert, a metal tube that allows water to pass under a raised driveway.

      Firefighters pulled the woman from the wreckage and rushed her to the local hospital, where she died 2 hours later.

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