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UPDATE: Semi-truck driver falls asleep at wheel, crashes causing serious injury to passenger

Posted at 3:45 AM, May 13, 2020

(UPDATE: 8:30 A.M.) - California Highway Patrol responded to a semi-truck crash early Wednesday morning.

It happened along Highway 46 at Antelope Road, about 2.5 miles east of the Cholame Y.

CHP says at approximately 2 a.m. the 43-year-old driver of the truck fell asleep at the wheel, allowing the truck to drive off the road where it then landed on its right side out of the traffic lanes.

During the crash, the 25-year-old passenger was asleep while not wearing a seat belt and suffered major injuries. He was flown to Sierra Vista Regional Medical center for treatment.

CHP says no other vehicles were involved and the cause of the crash is believed to be driver fatigue.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

Traffic lanes in the area remain open, however traffic in the area is expected to be slow as crews work to clear the crash site.
ORIGINAL STORY: California Highway Patrol is responding to a semi-truck crash that happened early Wednesday morning.

The crash happened at around 2 a.m. on east bound Highway 46 at Antelope Road.

According to CHP, a fully loaded semi-truck hauling food is on its side blocking the east bound lane.

A single patient is being transported to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown at this time.

As of 3:30 a.m., units are still responding. Drivers in the area can expect a delay as crews work to clear the scene.