An 18-year-old Braintree woman faces several charges after an early morning crash allegedly caused by her texting at the wheel.

The teen, whose name was not released, will be charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to keep within marked lanes and sending or receiving a text message while operating a motor vehicle after a 3 a.m. accident on Rt. 37 on Wednesday, said Braintree Deputy Police Chief Russ Jenkins.

She was apparently driving north when she veered across, into the southbound lane and struck a utility pole with her Nissan Pathfinder near Wampatuck Road. When rescuers arrived, the pole was resting on the roof of her car.

She was treated at South Shore Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Jenkins said. No one else was injured.

The driver allegedly told police that she was texting before the crash.

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