COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Driver fatigue is blamed for a FedEx truck crashing into a closed Olive Garden restaurant in Columbia.
The driver was the only person injured. The driver told an investigator he began coughing and blacked out in October while traveling on Interstate 70.
A police crash report say the driver drove over a ditch, through a fence and across a road. The truck then continued for about a quarter-mile before hitting the restaurant and catching fire.
The driver said he came to just after impact and suffered third-degree burns. One trailer was destroyed and the second was damaged.
The report provided no details about how many hours the driver had logged beforehand. FedEx said in a statement that drivers are required to take breaks.