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Chico Police: PG&E Contract Worker Falls Asleep at Wheel Crashes Into Building

Chico Police say a contractor working for PG&E who was headed home after a long shift fell asleep at the wheel crashing into the traffic light and a storefront on the intersection of Skyway and Dominic Drive.

Posted: Dec 3, 2018 7:50 AM
Updated: Dec 3, 2018 11:41 AM

CHICO, Calif.- Chico Police say a contractor working for PG&E crashed into a traffic light and a storefront at 4:50 a.m. Monday.

Police say it happened at the intersection of Skyway and Dominic Drive. Police say the worker was driving home after a long shift and fell asleep at the wheel. He crashed into a traffic control box, destroying it, and knocked the traffic light down. The driver then backed up and crashed into the storefront of "Intero," shattering a glass wall. 

Police say the driver was hospitalized with minor injuries, and is expected to be okay. There are no road closures. Crews are working to clear the debris from the roadway. 

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