DPS: Driver asleep at wheel nearly crashes into 18-wheeler in Cherokee County

A driver fell asleep at the wheel of their car, nearly crashing into an 18-wheeler, which...
A driver fell asleep at the wheel of their car, nearly crashing into an 18-wheeler, which swerved off the road.(KTRE)
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 10:12 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2022 at 10:27 AM CDT
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NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - A driver is injured after their vehicle nearly crashed into an 18-wheeler in Cherokee County.

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety deputy on-scene, a driver was traveling on State Highway 21 near County Road 220 when they apparently fell asleep at the wheel and their vehicle veered into the lane of an on-coming 18-wheeler. The driver of the truck crashed into a tree on the side of the road. The driver of the passenger vehicle has been transported with non-life threatening injuries to an area hospital.