Sleeping driver hits power pole
Crash closed Merrill Rd. for two hours
A driver fell asleep while heading down Merrill Road early Friday morning and hit a power pole.
The crash occurred around 3:30 a.m. near the intersection with Ector Road.
All lanes reopened at 6 a.m.
JEA was on scene to repair damage. Only one JEA customer was without power in the area.
The driver of the vehicle was not injured and refused medical treatment at the scene. He will not face charges, according to JSO.
The impact was so bad, the engine came out of the vehicle and was found 50 feet away.
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