Man In Critical Condition After Falling Asleep At The Wheel

Another East Texas man is in critical condition this evening after running his car off the road early this morning. According to Department of Public Safety officials, 24-year-old Todd Matthew Sheppard drove his car into a light pole and utility meter around 4 o'clock this morning. Troopers say the car was heading south on highway 59 when it slipped off the road into a ditch, hitting several objects before finally coming to rest at the intersection of 59 and Farm Road 2021. Investigators say the man is still unconcious. They believe he may have fallen asleep at the wheel.