Road closed for 10 hours after 'sleepy' semi truck driver loses his load

by: Terra Sullivan Updated:

CHIMACUM, Wash. - A drowsy driver caused a crash that shut down a major road in Jefferson County for 10 hours Monday, according to Washington State Patrol.

 

The accident happened around 2 p.m. when a Safeway semi-truck driver fell asleep while driving on State Route 19,  4 miles south of Chimacum.

 

The semi rolled over, tipping its load of supplies onto both sides of the roadway. Cleanup took hours, and the road reopened after midnight.

 

The driver will be cited for negligent driving.