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.

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