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Man falls asleep at the wheel causing two car crash on I-20 near Abilene

By Braid Blanks, bblanks@ktxs.com
Published On: Oct 08 2012 09:22:54 PM CDT
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ABILENE, Texas -

It was a close call on I-20 Monday evening after a two-car accident at the Old Anson exit around 8:15 p.m. 

Abilene Police say the driver of an black SUV fell asleep and hit a light pole while driving west on I-20. The light pole then fell over onto a car behind him, carrying a family of three.

The pole cracked the windshield and set off the air bags, which caused the driver to lose control and veer into the median. He hit another light pole. No one was seriously injured.