Truck flips off Interstate 44 near 11th and Garnett into Howard Johnson Inn in Tulsa

TULSA - Emergency crews freed a person from a truck Thursday that flipped while exiting I-44 and landed in the side of an east Tulsa motel.

Officials on the scene said a Ford F-150 left the interstate, hit a sign and flipped, crashing into Howard Johnson Inn near 11th and Garnett.

The vehicle damaged several columns of the motel and eight rooms were affected.

The driver, a 23-year-old man from Stroud, told state troopers he fell asleep at the wheel. He was transported in stable condition to a local hospital after Tulsa firefighters employed Jaws of Life to pull him out.

Troopers said the man was driving home from work.

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