Sleepy truck driver causes accident with 7 other cars, troopers say

Photo from the scene of a 8 vehicle wreck on I-85 in Vance County (ABC11 Eyewitness photo/Andrea Kingsbury)

A truck driver caused an accident on I-85 involving 7 other vehicles after he nodded off while driving, according to the State Highway Patrol.

It happened Sunday around mile marker 219. The wreck was in a construction zone where the road narrows to one lane.

An ABC11 Eyewitness sent in a picture of an overturned vehicle. Troopers say there were only minor injuries.

Charges are pending.

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