Family survives fiery crash after mom falls asleep - WSMV Channel 4

Family survives fiery crash after mom falls asleep

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SPRINGFIELD, TN (WSMV) -

A Portland family traveling with a baby was able to survive a car fire after the driver careened off the road.

The crash happened Sunday morning on Highway 49 in Springfield, TN. The car hit a tree and burst into flames.

The female driver was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover, according to a report in the Smokey Barns News.

The driver told authorities that she fell asleep at the wheel.  The child was not hurt in the wreck.

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