NJ Man Dies in Crash In Weathersfield, Vt.

By Staci DaSilva | sdasilva@nexstar.tv

Published 08/28 2016 04:43PM

Updated 08/28 2016 04:43PM

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A 79-year old New Jersey man died in a car crash in Vermont. Police believe he may have been asleep behind the wheel.

Police say it happened at around 9:30 Sunday morning in Weathersfield.

Alexander Romanow, 79 of Brick, NJ, was traveling on I91 when he veered into the median, struck several trees and then his car caught fire.

Romanow’s wife, Jane, was in the car and was able to escape. Her husband was not.

Romanow was pronounced dead at the scene. Jane Romanow suffered a broken femur.

The investigation is ongoing but it is believed that the cause of the crash was due to the operator falling asleep, police say.

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