TROOPERS: Vehicle Flips After Driver Falls Asleep At Wheel

A Carteret County man has been charged with reckless driving after troopers say his vehicle flipped over this morning.

The Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 7:20 a.m. on Highway 43 near Vanceboro.

Gabriel Gauta of Newport told troopers he fell asleep while driving. His vehicle ran off the right shoulder, struck a culvert and overturned, striking a utility police.

The 24-year-old man was not injured in the accident.