A semi-truck driver allegedly fell asleep at the wheel early today, lost control of his rig and crashed along state Route 18. The accident forced the closure of SR 18 just west of state Route 516 for a little over two hours.
The 21-year-old driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment, the Washington State Patrol reported.
The man was driving west on SR 18 just before 1 a.m. when the semi truck struck several sections of the guardrail, a bridge embankment and several trees.
The trailer was ripped apart. Only the driver’s seat was …