Juvenile driver involved in crash on I-91 in Newbury

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NEWBURY — A 17-year-old from Piermont, New Hampshire, escaped injury after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing their car on Interstate 91 South near mile marker 110.6, police said.

The crash occurred at approximately 5:14 p.m. on April 17, when the teenager’s 2014 Toyota Camry veered off the road and struck a guardrail.

According to the Vermont State Police, the vehicle sustained significant damage to the front and the entire driver’s side, but the operator, who was wearing a seatbelt, was uninjured.

Troopers responding to the scene determined clear weather and dry road conditions at the time of the accident.

The investigation concluded the driver lost control of the vehicle due to falling asleep.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and no hospitalization was necessary.

Traffic flow on Interstate 91 resumed normally following an investigation and vehicle removal.

The Vermont State Police remind drivers of the dangers of driving while fatigued and advise taking regular breaks to ensure alertness.

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