Galveston man dies in crash near Garceño after falling asleep at wheel

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A 62-year-old Galveston man died Thursday morning after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing.

In a news release, the Texas Department of Public Safety said the crash happened at approximately 10:55 a.m. on FM 649 in Starr County.

The crash happened approximately six miles north of Garceño.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1998 Ford F-150 driven by Sergio Flores-Ramos was traveling south on FM 649 when he fell asleep and drove off the roadway.

“The Ford pickup truck rolled over several times and came to a rest off the roadway,” the release stated.

He died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.