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Deputies: Driver Fell Asleep, Crashed Into Pickup In Lemon Grove

Sheriff deputies say a 20-year-old driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a pickup truck in Lemon Grove. 

It happened Thursday at 5:40 a.m. on Canton Drive near Colfax Drive. The driver, who was in a white car, crashed into a parked pickup truck. The white car landed on its roof.

First responders rescued the driver, who suffered an injured left elbow and is being treated at a hospital.

The father of the man who owns the pickup truck told NBC 7 his son uses the vehicle to drive to school.

A neighbor told NBC 7 she heard a loud boom, then a loud crash. She said she has lived in the neighborhood for years, and a lot of people drive too fast.

In January, NBC 7 crews responded to a crash nearby, on Colfax Drive, when a driver crashed into a home. Deputies have blocked off the area during the investigation.

No other information was available.

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