Coyote blamed for Merritt crash

Westport firefighters are blaming a coyote for a crash yesterday morning.They say a driver was heading southbound between exits 44 and 42 when she swerved

WESTPORT - Westport firefighters are blaming a coyote for a crash yesterday morning.

They say a driver was heading southbound between exits 44 and 42 when she swerved to avoid the animal, drove into the center guardrail and then into the shoulder on the other side of the road.

Firefighters say the driver was hurt, but is expected to be OK.

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