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Driver falls asleep while on I-15 and crashes into a semi in the cajon pass

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — A driver on the I-15 freeway was injured after allegedly falling asleep behind the wheel and crashing into a moving semi Monday night.

It happened on November 18, 2019, on the northbound I-15 freeway, about 1 mile south of Oak Hill Road in Hesperia.

Joel Dominguez posted about the incident in the VVNG Facebook group and said the driver was injured but alive.

According to Joel, the driver fell asleep at the wheel and went across several lanes before crashing into the semi that was traveling to the Walmart distribution center in Apple Valley.

“The Hyundai was in the #1 lane and shot across the freeway and hit the back of the rig, according to the driver of the Hyundai he said he fell asleep, he was injured pretty bad but managed to get out of his vehicles before anyone of us truckers we able to get to him,” stated Joel.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center with minor injuries, per the logs. No other injuries were reported.

The incident caused traffic to back up as CHP shut down the no. 4 and 5 lanes during the investigation.

The official cause of the accident is under investigation by the California Highway patrol.

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