Route 88 reopens following crash in Vernon Twp.

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A portion of Route 88 in Vernon Township was closed for several hours after a vehicle flipped over. 

The accident happened at about 2:30 a.m. Friday near Camp Sugarbush. 

The 16-year-old driver wasn’t seriously injured. According to the Burghill Vernon Fire Department, he reported that he fell asleep while driving. 

The vehicle went airborne after the crash, hitting a tree and landing on its roof. 

The teen walked away with only minor injuries, according to the fire department. He was wearing a seatbelt at the time. 

Route 88 was closed at Bushnell Campbell Road for about 4 hours. 

The Trumbull Sherrif’s Office is investigating. 

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