WSP: Drowsy semi truck driver tips load on I-5

WSP: Drowsy semi truck driver tips load on I-5
Photo courtesy: Washington State Patrol
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- A drowsy semi truck driver crashed on I-5 near Mount Vernon early Thursday morning, leaving quite a mess on the freeway, the Washington State Patrol said.

The driver of the FedEx semi fell asleep as he drove in the northbound lanes around 3 a.m., said Trooper Keith Leary. When the semi drifted off the freeway, the driver awoke, over-corrected and the truck tipped over.

Luckily, no other cars were involved and the driver escaped with a few minor injuries.

The northbound lanes were blocked for about an hour as crews righted the truck and pulled the wreckage off the road. Troopers said the truck was about half-full with freight.

Troopers said neither drugs nor alcohol were suspected as a factor in the crash.