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:
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct results of drivers falling alseep at the wheel every year.
- There have been 1,550 deaths
- 71,000 injuries
- $12.5 billion in monetary losses