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Driver Asleep at Wheel Led to 3-Vehicle Crash on I-27, DPS Says

LUBBOCK, TX - A man fell asleep at the wheel along Interstate 27 on the northern edge of Abernathy -- causing a three-vehicle crash, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

DPS said the accident happened just before 3:00 p.m. Monday.  DPS said a man driving an SUV southbound rear-ended another SUV which was also going southbound. 

According to DPS, the man’s SUV then crossed the median and hit a pickup truck in the northbound lanes.

An elderly couple in the other SUV suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, DPS said.  The couple was expected to recover.  The driver of the pickup was not injured, DPS said. 

The driver who fell asleep was expected to face a possible citation or criminal charge.  However, no charge or citation had been filed as of early Monday evening.

Names were not yet released. 

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