A few images sent along by Dave Carr:
Looks like the guardrail did its job here, keeping the SUV out of the ditch, right? Well, not quite the way the traffic engineer thought it would:
Ripped the guardrail off the posts like a ribbon.
Here’s the real story from D.R. Stinson:
It wasn’t caused by texting. This was a college student from Washington state headed east to school a couple years ago as I recall. He got started late and had been driving too long. He was tired and fell asleep at the wheel. As lucky as he was that day, he should have bought a lottery ticket. He walked away with nothing more than dirty laundry. If you know Montana, it’s on I-90 just north of Deer Lodge, in the southbound lane. I drive through there dozens of times a year, and it always comes to mind when I go past it.