• Sleepy Seattle police officer believed to have caused chain-reaction crash

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    A Seattle police sergeant on his way home from work Tuesday morning fell asleep behind the wheel and caused a chain-reaction crash.

     The crash happened on State Route 522 at the Snohomish River Bridge just after 1 a.m.

     The Washington State Patrol said the sergeant hit a truck, which then slammed into another car.

     The sergeant had to be cut out of his truck after it ended up in a ditch.

     He was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

     The other drivers were not seriously hurt.

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