Driver injured after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby

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DERBY — A driver was injured after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby early Sunday morning.

At around 12:00 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash, near exit 28.

Zachary Paradowski, 24, of Newport, was headed south when his 2016 Subaru Forester struck a deer in the roadway, police say.

The vehicle received extensive and disabling front-end damage and came to rest partially in the roadway, leaking fluids.

Paradowski was transported to North Country Hospital to be treated for his injuries.

According to the report, he was wearing his seatbelt and the airbag deployed, however, there is no more information as to the nature of his injuries.

The travel lane of I-91 was shut down for the duration of the incident as local fire and EMS worked the scene.

Debris was cleared from the roadway, the vehicle was towed and the lane was open again at around 1:00 a.m.

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