Man falls asleep at the wheel, hits safety truck in James City County

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JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. – A Salem man has been charged with reckless driving after hitting a safety truck.

It happened at approximately 2:10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Contractors were working on an overhead sign while diverting traffic from the right lane of I-64 westbound at mile marker 234 to the left lane using three safety crash trucks with mounted arrow boards.

Christopher Sabo was driving a 2014 Volvo when he fell asleep and hit the truck.  The impact of the crash pushed his car into the back of a maintenance bucket truck with an extendable boom.

A passenger in the truck who had a helmet and safety harness was inside of the bucket during the crash and was ejected.

The passenger, Wesley Simon-Parsons, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital.