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Trucker fell asleep, then crashed off I-5, falling to roadway below

Luckily, no serious injuries were reported.

The Washington State Patrol says that it is likely that a truck driver fell asleep just before crashing off of the interstate in Lakewood last night.

The crash happened around 8 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-5 at 96th Street.

Washington State Trooper Guy Gill wrote, “a semi traveling NB I-5 left the freeway and ended up down on 96th St. Prelim investigation indicates the driver fell asleep.”

Police say that there were no serious injuries and that no other vehicles were involved in the crash, according to Kiro7.

WSP: Trucker fell asleep, then crashed off I-5, falling to roadway below

The truck was hauling food products, which spilled out of the trailer onto 96th Street after the crash.

96th Street was completely shut down for eight hours for cleanup.

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