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Police: Car hit deer, caught fire on I-91 in Derby

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DERBY — A Subaru caught fire after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby this afternoon.

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The single-vehicle crash took place at around 3:40 p.m.

According to the report, Heather Johnston, 31, of Charleston, struck the deer and the vehicle came to rest on the shoulder of the road.

Fluids from the vehicle began to smoke, catching fire shortly after the crash.

Johnston was the sole occupant and no injuries were reported, police say.

The interstate remained closed for approximately one hour while the fire was extinguished and the Subaru was removed.

State police were assisted by the Derby Line Fire Department, Newport Ambulance, Newport Police Department, Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, and the US Border Patrol.

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