Driver crashes in Rye after falling asleep at wheel

A Rye Police Department patrol car. (May 31,

A Rye Police Department patrol car. (May 31, 2012) Photo Credit: Angela Gaul

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A driver is lucky to be alive after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing his car on I-95 overnight.

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State police said the single-car crash happened just before 1 a.m. Tuesday when the driver nodded off while exiting from I-287 in Rye. Police said the car overturned and the driver, who was trapped inside, had to be cut out by first responders.

Officials said the driver was taken to Sound Shore Medical Center in New Rochelle, but is now recovering at home.

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