Truck driver OK after falling asleep and crashing on SR 8

Truck driver OK after falling asleep and crashing on SR 8

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Truck driver OK after falling asleep and crashing on SR 8

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 25, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Updated Saturday, May 25 at 3:42 PM

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.

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