Michael Anthony Laging, 51, of Cuero, was taken by ambulance to Detar Hospital in Victoria after he apparently fell asleep while driving eastbound on State Highway 72 on March 9, according to a report from the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office. Laging then ran off the curved roadway and hit a tree.
Emergency personnel responded to the single-vehicle wreck shortly before 10 a.m. Laging was driving a white 1998 Ford truck.
The Cuero Fire Department used the Jaws of Life at the scene, as he was pinned in the vehicle after the crash.
The driver admitted to working all night and being tired.
Sgt. Santos Calderon of the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office investigated the wreck.