Truck driver falls asleep at wheel, wrecks

Staff Writer

A tractor-trailer traveling north on N.C. Highway 16 swerved off the roadway and down an embankment after the driver reportedly fell asleep around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16.

Officials at the scene told the O-N-E that the driver was not seriously injured and refused any treatment.

Tire tracks and skid marks could be seen for more than 100 feet along the shoulder of the highway. One lane was closed off while officials worked to clear the scene, but traffic was not blocked.

No other vehicles were involved in the incident.