Baker man falls asleep while driving, crashes near Durkee

By Jayson Jacoby / The Baker City Herald

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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