Driver Falls Asleep, Killed in Leon County

Drowsy driving is to blame for a fatal crash Sunday morning in Leon County, according to the Department of Public Safety.

According to DPS officials, Bradley Wayne Due, of Lufkin, was headed south on F-M 39 near Normangee just around 7:20 a.m.

Officials say the 19-year-old fell asleep, drifted onto the shoulder, and struck a tree.

Due was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities said he was wearing a seat belt.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

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