A semi driver was not hurt when he fell asleep, ran off the road and crashed on SR-8 at SR-101 in Thurston County early Saturday, the Washington State Patrol said.
The State Patrol said the truck left the road and hit a tree, destroying the front of the truck.
Both eastbound lanes of SR-8 and one westbound lane were closed near Old Olympic Highway so the semi could be removed.
Trooper Guy Gill said because the front of the truck was destroyed it was a lot more difficult to remove the wreckage. It took two tow trucks to remove it.