A big rig driver is fortunate to be alive after police say he fell asleep and crashed into a shopping center parking lot around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning.
Officers say the driver was headed west on Highway 58 where it ends at Real Road but they say he fell asleep and kept going into the parking lot ahead.
The driver managed to get out before the big rig caught fire.
Fortunately, no businesses were destroyed.
Police say there was nothing in the trailer at the time.