Car catches fire after hitting deer on I-91

in Irasburg/Newport/News

IRASBURG — A 32-year-old St. Johnsbury man’s vehicle was totaled this morning after he hit a deer.

According to the report, Matthew Chesebrough was headed north on I-91 in Irasburg, when he struck the deer with a 2009 Suzuki.

Chesebrough pulled into the breakdown lane to inspect the damage to the vehicle when it began to smoke and eventually catch fire.

He called 911 and the Irasburg Fire Department arrived and extinguished the blaze.

Chesebrough was not injured in the crash.

Wright’s Towing arrived on scene to remove the vehicle.

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