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Police: Driver Asleep before Crash with Gravel Truck

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A truck carrying gravel got into an accident Monday morning.


A truck carrying gravel tipped over along a busy Rancho Cordova street Monday morning, blocking commute traffic for hours.

Police say the driver of a car fell asleep while driving along Sunrise Boulevard near Kiefer Boulevard. The driver was reportedly on his way home from work.

The car’s driver was taken to the hospital after the crash, one of the gravel trailers tipped onto the road’s shoulder. The cleanup process blocked multiple lanes of Sunrise Boulevard just as the morning commute got going around 7:30 a.m.