Franklin County Sheriff's Deputies now say this early Tuesday morning crash occurred because the driver fell asleep while on their way to work. This is becoming a frequent occurrence in the Mid Columbia.

The 4:21 am crash happened at the intersection of Juniper and Millwood Roads just South of Basin City. Fortunately the driver was not injured just suffering a few bumps and bruises.

Law enforcement officers and medical experts say driving while excessively tired is exactly like driving while intoxicated. Aside from falling asleep at the wheel, drowsy driving has the same effect on your reflexes and judgement as drugs or alcohol.