Liquified oxygen tank truck driver falls asleep, dies in fiery crash

NEW CASTLE, PA, 11/30/05.
The driver of a truck carrying liquefied oxygen apparently fell asleep at the wheel at 1:40 AM. The tank truck hit an embankment and overpass, starting a fiery crash that killed him. See article.
The news report does not include anything about the driver’s hours of service, fatigue, or hazardous materials qualifications.

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