Driver crashes into fallen tree on Monkton Road

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MONKTON — A 46-year-old New Haven man crashed into a tree that fell on Monkton Road yesterday.

Police responded to the crash which took place in Monkton at around 6:30 a.m.

Police identified the driver as Roger Hamilton.

Hamilton told police that he was headed west at around 35 miles-per-hour when a tree, adjacent to the roadway, fell down across both lanes of travel.

Hamilton told police that he was unable to stop and collided with the tree.

Police say Hamilton’s vehicle was totaled as a result of the collision and he sustained a minor wrist injury.

The Monkton Fire Department assisted police at the scene.