ABBOTT, Texas (FOX 44) – A Missouri man has died in a Hill County crash.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a crash on Interstate 35’s Mile Marker #361 at approximately 11:50 p.m. Friday. While a roadcrew was working and performing traffic control for the inside lane, a Chevrolet pickup truck traveling northbound crashed into the Truck Mounted Attenuator (safety bumper), lost control and spun in front of and collided with an approaching truck tractor.

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DPS says the driver has been identified as 35-year-old Micah Elfrink, of Sweet Spring, Missouri. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been notified.

No other injuries have been reported. The investigation is active and ongoing. 

In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found getting adequate sleep on a daily basis is the only true way to protect yourself against the risks of driving when you’re drowsy. Experts are urging consumers to make it a priority to get seven to eight hours of sleep per night.