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.