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Montgomery County wreck sends Asheboro man to hospital

Posted October 10, 2011 6:24 a.m. EDT

— A man was flown to UNC Hospitals late Sunday after crashing his truck into the back of a stopped tractor-trailer off U.S. Highway 220 north near Biscoe, Montgomery County authorities said. 

Police believe Blaine Brasington, 21, fell asleep at the wheel before crashing into the back of the tractor-trailer going 65 mph. His truck caught fire following the crash, authorities said. A Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy, Biscoe police officer and another driver used fire extinguishers until fire crews arrived. 

Brasington was flown to UNC and was listed in critical condition early Monday. Police said he was wearing his seat belt at the time of the wreck. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor.

The driver of the stopped tractor-trailer was in the cab of his truck at the time of the wreck and was not injured, police said.