FedEx Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel and Shuts Down I-70 for Three Hours Yesterday

Interstate 70 eastbound was closed for about 3 hours yesterday afternoon, just west of the Rocheport bridge. According to the Highway Patrol, he driver of a Fed-Ex semi fell asleep, traveled off the side of the road, ran up and down a rock embankment, then returned to the interstate. The truck then exited into the median and struck the cables.

The driver was taken by ambulance to University Hospital for minor injuries, the report said.