The driver of a Jeep suffered minor injuries after the vehicle struck a tree and caught fire early Friday morning in Wallingford.
According to police, the driver swerved to avoid striking a deer in the roadway and struck a tree near 1327 Durham road. The accident occurred shortly before 2:30 a.m.
Firefighters were called to the scene to extinguish a fire that resulted fro the crash. The driver was transported from the scene with minor injuries and the road was reopened around 4 a.m.
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