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Man most likely fell asleep behind the wheel causing Montgomery County wreck

Published On: Oct 04 2013 08:38:44 AM EDT

A West Virginia man is in the hospital after running his pickup truck off the road and into a grove of trees. He was headed west on Route 460 near the intersection of Craig Creek Road around 5:45 a.m. Friday. Investigators say he likely fell asleep behind the wheel causing that wreck. An ambulance took him to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Since the truck was completely off the road the wreck did not cause any traffic problems. A wrecker removed the truck and deputies left the scene around 7:30 a.m.

Release from Montgomery County Sheriff's Office:

This morning at 5:45 a.m. we received a call indicating a vehicle crash on 460 West Bound near the intersection of Craig Creek Road.  The preliminary investigation revealed a single vehicle (Ford pickup) ran out of the roadway into a group of trees.  The 21 year old male driver from Peters Town, WV was the only person in the vehicle and  was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital to be checked out and did not appear to have any life threatening injuries.  Early indications are that the driver fell asleep and ran out of the roadway.  No charges have been placed on the driver.