April 06, 2020

Dozing driver wrecks automobile on Route 17

HOPE – A Rockport man fell asleep while driving on Route 17 Sunday and ended up demolishing his vehicle.

Matthew D. Rogers, 20, was traveling east on Route 17 in a 1995 Nissan Altima when he dozed off and awoke to his vehicle being out of control. The car crossed lanes, went into a ditch, struck a concrete cover, crossed a driveway and grazed a pine tree before stopping.

According to a report filed by Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Barnett, Rogers was not injured to the point of needing transportation to the hospital, after the 12:15 a.m. accident.

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