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A driver fled the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Newtown early Saturday morning.  Sandy Hook Fire Chief Bill Halstead says a jeep was found on its side on Route 34 near Sherman Street, with a tree down and utility pole snapped in half across the roadway.  Firefighters searched the area with a thermal imaging camera, but the driver was not found. She was later located more than half a mile away at Misty Vale Deli and transported to the Hospital for treatment of injuries.  Firefighters remained on scene while Eversource cut the power and then a tow truck removed the vehicle.  The road was closed until well into the morning, while crews replaced the pole.