Jeep plunges into Connecticut River in Lemington

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LEMINGTON – A man crashed his Jeep into the Connecticut River in Lemington early Saturday morning.

Police responded to the single-vehicle crash on RT 102 at approximately 12:07 a.m.

They identified the driver as Cody Perrault, 25, from Guildhall.

According to police, Perrault failed to negotiate a corner causing his 2010 Jeep Wrangler to smash through the guardrail, careen down an embankment, and plunge into the river.

Police say Guildhall was not wearing his seatbelt and sustained minor injuries.

He was transported to Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, New Hampshire.

The Jeep was totaled in the accident.