By Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Driver fatigue is blamed for a FedEx truck crashing into a closed Olive Garden restaurant in Columbia.

The Columbia Daily Tribune (https://bit.ly/2gbLfHb ) reports that the driver was the only person injured. The driver told an investigator he began coughing and blacked out in October while traveling on Interstate 70.

A police crash report say the driver drove over a ditch, through a fence and across a road. The truck then continued for about a quarter-mile before hitting the restaurant and catching fire.

The driver said he came to just after impact and suffered third-degree burns. One trailer was destroyed and the second was damaged.

The report provided no details about how many hours the driver had logged beforehand. FedEx said in a statement that drivers are required to take breaks.



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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, https://www.columbiatribune.com

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