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Semi driver dozes off outside Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A fully loaded semi ended his route by crashing into a tree in the central ridge of the Cancún-Mérida highway outside Puerto Morelos Friday morning.

According to federal authorities, the driver of the unit fell asleep. The accident occurred at kilometer 247 of the highway when the trailer, which was coming from Mexico City, crashed before reaching its destination in Cancún.

Federal Police reported that the trailer belongs to the company Atosa. The driver dozed off but when he woke, saw another vehicle in front of him. In an attempt to avoid that vehicle, the semi driver swerved. His unit left the roadway and ended up in the trees.

Police were not far behind on the highway when they came upon the accident. Green Angel’s were also on site tending to the driver who reportedly suffered only superficial scrapes.