An Olney man escaped serious injury Thursday, June 5, when he fell asleep at the wheel of a tractor-trailer and ended up in a pasture. 

According to Trooper Josh Collins with Young County DPS, Ricky Herebia of Olney was traveling northbound on Hwy. 79 just outside of Olney at about 2:10 p.m. when the accident occurred.

“The driver fell asleep,” Collins said. “He crossed the center median, went through the oncoming lanes and ended in the pasture.”

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