Strawberry truck crashes in North Forrest

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FORREST COUNTY (WDAM) - The driver of an 18 wheeler is hospitalized after his truck went airborne.

Forrest County authorities say around 1:30 on Monday morning the driver of an 18 wheeler fell asleep at the wheel while traveling north on Interstate-59.

Authorities say the truck left the interstate, went onto the median, and crashed into an embank on McPhail Road in North Forrest County.

Authorities say the truck driver was hauling 48,000 pounds of strawberries.

The driver was taken to Forrest General Hospital with injuries.

His condition is unknown at this hour.