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Driver falls asleep at wheel, crashes

Published January 12. 2010 05:00PM

A Schuylkill County driver fell asleep at the wheel of his car and crashed. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the mishap occurred about 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, along Tremont Road (SR125) in Pine Grove Township.

Troopers said Joseph D. Moyer, 77, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala northbound when he fell asleep. The car crossed the southbound lane and struck two mailboxes along the berm, then sheared off a utility pole.

Moyer was not injured. He was cited for traveling on roadways laned for traffic, troopers added.

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