Trooper: Driver falls asleep behind wheel, truck catches fire

OAK CITY, MARTIN COUNTY - A driver fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed his pickup truck into a ditch, causing the vehicle to catch fire, according to the Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported on Highway 903 near Iron Mine Spring Road, on the north side of Oak City, at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. The scene is near the Halifax-Martin County line.

Troopers said the driver fell asleep behind the wheel, ran through a stop sign, and crashed into a ditch. Not long after, his Chevrolet pickup caught fire.

No injuries were reported, troopers said. The driver was charged with failure to stop.

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