Authorities say the 19-year-old driver, with four passengers in his vehicle, fell asleep while driving home from an early morning Black Friday shopping trip. He was killed and his four passengers each hospitalized after he ran off the road and struck a gas station sign. He was traveling 50 miles-per-hour and there was no indication that he had attempted to brake. The vehicle was totaled.
A new study suggests that more Charlotte car accident injuries and deaths are caused by driver fatigue than we perhaps ever realized.