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Trucker fell asleep at wheel in leadup to wreck that killed 3 PA workers

A truck driver fell asleep on the shoulder of a Pennsylvania highway in April before colliding with a construction vehicle, killing three workers, authorities said Friday.

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The 24-year-old driver from Roxbury, Massachusetts, fell asleep on Interstate 83, about 8 miles south of Harrisburg, on April 17, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The truck driver charged with killing three construction workers in a Pennsylvania crash reportedly fell asleep at the wheel shortly before the incident. (Fox News)

According to investigators, the man was driving a large box truck around 3:25 a.m. when he collided with a construction vehicle in a work zone, knocking three workers off the road.

The person killed was Jesse McKenzie, 24, of Lockwood, Pennsylvania. Filson Heinebaugh III, 24, of Johnston, Pennsylvania. and Robert Hampe, 41, of Meyersdale, Pennsylvania.

The driver was not injured.

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A state police crash report released Friday did not say whether charges had been filed against the driver. State police did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment Friday.

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