Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Malone teen in critical condition after falling asleep at the wheel

A young man from Franklin County is in critical condition today after apparently falling asleep at the wheel.

Malone-based state police say 19-year-old Jonathon Foster of Malone was driving his pickup truck along state Route 30 at approximately 6 p.m. in the town of Duane when he exited the roadway and crashed.

Troopers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the scene and found Foster trapped inside the truck. Police say he was barely conscious.

He was extricated from the vehicle and airlifted to the Fletcher Allen Healthcare Center in Burlington, Vermont, where he was listed in critical condition as of Wednesday morning.

Troopers say Foster sustained multiple serious injuries in the crash. It’s believed that he fell asleep behind the wheel and was traveling alone.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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