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Baker man falls asleep while driving, crashes near Durkee


Oregon State Police photo/Hector Torres of Baker City suffered only minor injuries Monday morning when he fell asleep while driving on Interstate 84 near Durkee and crashed his 1993 Geo.
Oregon State Police photo/Hector Torres of Baker City suffered only minor injuries Monday morning when he fell asleep while driving on Interstate 84 near Durkee and crashed his 1993 Geo.

A Baker City man sustained minor injuries Monday morning when he fell asleep at the wheel near Durkee and crashed into a metal freeway sign.

Hector Torres, 25, was traveling west at 7:30 a.m. when his 1993 Geo four-door went off the road and rolled before coming to rest against the metal post, Oregon State Police Sgt. Ty Duby stated in a press release.

Huntington Fire Department volunteers and a Baker City ambulance crew extricated Torres from the vehicle, Duby said. Torres was taken to St. Alphonsus Medical Center. 

Police cited Torres on a charge of failing to drive in his lane. Torres was wearing a seat belt, Duby said.

Oregon Department of Transportation workers helped at the scene.

 
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