Man loses control of SUV, crashes into river

Police say a man lost control of his SUV Saturday afternoon and plowed through several front yards before crashing into a seven-foot deep river in

FAIRFIELD - Police say a man lost control of his SUV Saturday afternoon and plowed through several front yards before crashing into a seven-foot deep river in Fairfield.

Officials say the 42-year-old driver, from Easton, may have a medical condition that contributed to his loss of control. Neighbors who witnessed the crash say the scene looked like one out of a movie. Fire officials say the car tore through lawns and bushes and eventually ended up wedged between two retaining walls on the riverbank.

Authorities say the driver suffered non-life threatening injuries. Crews say gasoline and other fluids that leaked from the car were cleaned up before harming any wildlife.

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