TROOPERS: Driver Critically Injured After Falling Asleep

State troopers say a driver was critically injured after he fell asleep at the wheel this morning.

The crash happened just after 9:00 a.m. on Highway 11 near Odham Road, south of Grifton in Lenoir County.

The Highway Patrol says both the driver and a woman passenger were taken to Vidant Health Center. They say the passenger was in stable condition when she left the scene.

The four-door vehicle struck a ditch after it ran off the highway. So far names of the injured have not been released.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by ALPHA Location: Lenoir on Feb 1, 2012 at 01:31 PM
    The reason we have so many wrecks in Lenoir County is that the Dumb Drivers Convention is having a Tent Revival Recruitment Driven at the Kinston Walmart. Vident healthcare is selling frequent flyer miles on their helicopter service. BYOB
  • by Concerned Location: Lenoir County on Feb 1, 2012 at 09:04 AM
    It's amazing how it seems every time I turn the news on there's always a bad wreck here in Lenoir County!
    • reply
      by LC123 on Feb 1, 2012 at 10:01 AM in reply to Concerned
      quit turning on the news and you will not be amazed!

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 138480069 -
Gray Television, Inc.