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Semi crashes in Washington County after driver falls asleep

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a semi driver was injured in a crash on Highway 218 after he fell asleep.

Deputies say Melvin Francis Benneman of Clinton, Maryland was headed south in the 1700 block of Highway 218 at around 8:43 a.m. Thursday when he fell asleep. They say the truck left the road, went through some trees and came to rest on top of a small brook. The truck's fuel tank was damaged causing some diesel fuel to spill into the brook.

Benneman was taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with minor injuries. He was ticketed for failure to maintain control.

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