Driver falls asleep, slams into pole on Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh police say

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A stretch of Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh was closed on Thursday morning after a driver fell asleep and slammed into a power pole, police said.

According to Raleigh police, a driver fell asleep behind the wheel around 2 a.m. and crashed into a power pole on the 2000-block of Glenwood Avenue, which is a residential area of the road.

Inbound Glenwood Avenue was closed for several hours, officials said. There was a detour that went from Woodland Avenue to Fairfield Drive and then back onto Glenwood Avenue.

The driver sustained minor injuries in the crash and police have not said yet if they will face any charges.

No other people or vehicles were involved in the wreck, police said.

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