WSP: Sleepy driver plunges pickup into Hood Canal

HOODSPORT, Wash. -- A woman fell asleep at the wheel and then crashed her pickup truck into the Hood Canal Friday evening, according to Washington State Patrol troopers.

The accident happened just south of Hoodsport along U.S. 101, Trooper Russ Winger said. Luckily, the tide was out and the water was shallow, Winger said.

The 61-year-old woman was OK but taken to Mason General Hospital to be checked out. No one else was involved in the crash.