Big rig driver falls asleep, slams into building

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MASCOUTAH, IL (KTVI) - A driver falls asleep and slams his big rig into a building early Tuesday morning in Mascoutah.

It happened at 2nd and Main Street. Police say the semi truck driver fell asleep and when he woke up, he jackknifed his truck and it wound up in the building.

Investigators say it all happened just before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday. Officials say the driver was only a couple of blocks from his home when he fell asleep, leading to the wreck.

The brick building houses the equipment for the junior football program in Mascoutah called, "The Little Indians."   Police say the equipment was not damaged.  Fortunately, nobody was inside the buildingand there were no injuries.

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