SOUTHBURY — A pickup truck driver who crashed into a light pole and guide rail on Interstate 84 early Tuesday morning told state police it happened because he fell asleep.

Brian Johnson, 24, of Southbury, was ticketed for failing to maintain lane after crashing a 2008 Ford F350 Super Duty pickup truck near Exit 15 shortly after midnight.

Police said the truck went off the road, struck the pole, continued east and collided with a wired guide rail before coming to a stop in the right shoulder of the highway.

Johnson told police he fell asleep while driving and reported no injuries.

The truck sustained frontend damage and was towed from the scene.

Connecticut State Police vehicles on I-84, March 18, 2019. Photo: Danbury Fire Department
Photo: Danbury Fire Department

Connecticut State Police vehicles on I-84, March 18, 2019.