Police: Car crashed, caught fire after driver fell asleep


SWANTON, VT. >> Police say a Vermont man's car hit a utility pole, crashed into a barn and burst into flames after he fell asleep at the wheel on state Route 207.

State police say 62-year-old Rene Lafromboise lost control and drove off the road just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Swanton.

Officials say the truck caught on fire and damaged the barn. Police say the Milton man suffered minor injuries and later admitted to falling asleep. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash knocked out power in the area and shut down the road for about an hour.


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