Man falls asleep at wheel, crashes into woods in Ryegate

in Ryegate

RYEGATE — A New Hampshire man in Ryegate, fell asleep at the wheel and crashed an SUV into several trees on Monday night.

Police responded to the single-vehicle accident on East Road and Route 5 at approximately 11:10 p.m.

According to the report, 64-year-old Peter Frazer from Monroe, N.H., was driving downhill on East Road when he fell asleep at the wheel of his Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Police say the Cherokee went through the intersection of East Road and Route 5 and traveled off the road, approximately 50 yards into the woods, where the SUV struck multiple trees.

The Jeep Cherokee was totaled, but Frazer, who police say was wearing his seatbelt, walked away uninjured.