A Delivery Truck Driver Falls Asleep at Wheel and Kills His Wife

A doughnut delivery truck crash resulted in the death of the passenger.
The driver of a box truck from Cincy Donuts was transported to the hospital but did not experience any life-threatening injuries.

The 40-year-old driver William Collett fell asleep at the wheel when he was taking the exit ramp off of the freeway at 4:40 A.M. His wife, Karen Collett, was the passenger in the vehicle that died at the scene of the delivery truck accident. She was 39-years-old.

The truck hit a concrete barrier and then rolled onto the passenger side before stopping.

Sergeant Dave Bursten says that this should be a sobering reminder to not drive when tired.

“If you are sleepy while driving, you should immediately pull off the road to a safe area to take a nap or have another alert licensed driver take control of the vehicle.”

Car Accidents Statistics from Driver Fatigue:

  • There have been 1,550 deaths
  • 71,000 injuries
  • $12.5 billion in monetary losses

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