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Passenger Killed In Single-Vehicle Crash When Driver Falls Asleep Behind the Wheel

One of the most common causes of auto accidents on our roadways is fatigue. Unfortunately, drivers often underestimate this risk and overestimate their ability to combat drowsiness behind the wheel. When this happens, serious and fatal accidents can occur.

A man was killed when the van in which he was a passenger ran off I-495 in Knightdale, N.C., crashed and overturned. The crash occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. According to the Highway Patrol, after the driver fell asleep behind the wheel, the van went off the right side of the road at high speed. The driver then overcorrected and the vehicle went off the left side of the road, up an embankment and overturned. The passenger died at the scene; he was not wearing a seatbelt. The driver and two other passengers were treated at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The drive has since been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and driving on a revoked license. It is likely he will also face a wrongful death lawsuit.

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