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Driver is killed after falling asleep, veering off I-5

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ENCINITAS (CNS) - A 23-year-old Carlsbad man who apparently fell asleep at the wheel was killed when his car veered off Interstate 5 in Encinitas and struck a tree, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.

The driver of a 1996 Honda Accord was headed south near Birmingham Drive about 11:15 p.m. Saturday when he was spotted swerving, as if he were falling asleep, before the car went off the shoulder and hit a tree, according to CHP Officer Jim Bettencourt.

The driver, whose name was unavailable, died at the scene.

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