Tractor-Trailer Crashes into Eastford Woods

A truck driver fall asleep and crashes into the woods, officials said.

Friday, Jul 5, 2013  |  Updated 6:46 PM EDT
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Tractor-Trailer Crashes into Eastford Woods

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A tractor-trailer drove off the road on Route 44 in Eastford after the driver allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, police say.

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A tractor-trailer driver who authorities said fell asleep at the wheel crashed into the woods on the side of Route 44 in Eastford, shutting down the road for several hours Friday afternoon. 

The tractor-trailer went off the road around noon Friday. Police said a woman had fallen asleep at the wheel.

The driver’s name has not yet been released. She is expected to be OK.

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