The highway patrol responded to an accident early this morning in Saline County. According to the report, 33 year old Hamid Tmarte of Sarasota Florida was eastbound on I-70 just west of the Marshall Junction when he fell asleep at the wheel.

The truck ran off the road and hit the barrier cable in the median. The trailer he was towing came to rest in the west bound lanes where 37 year old Phillip Lawson of Tazewell, Tennessee struck it with his semi. Tmarte suffered minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.