FAIRFIELD - A driver was lucky to walk away without a scratch following a crash on Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield this morning.

It happened around 5:30 near the intersection with Hemlock Road.

The driver told police he fell asleep at the wheel and hit a guardrail. He says when he woke up, his car was on fire.

The road was closed for a short time while firefighters cleaned up the mess.