A Milton truck driver has been charged with careless driving after falling asleep at the wheel while hauling a load of methanol.

According to a news release from Florida Highway Patrol, 29-year-old Kevin Davis of Milton was operating a 2017 Mack semi when he fell asleep while operating the rig eastbound on Interstate 10 near State Road 281 in Escambia County at 1:22 a.m. Friday.

FHP noted in the release that Davis was hauling approximately 8,100 gallons of the highly flammable liquid alcohol.

Davis was operating the semi in the outside lane of I-10 while 19-year-old Lauren Burnseed, also of Milton, was driving a 2010 Toyota Corolla in the inside lane of the highway.

When Davis fell asleep, the semi struck a crash attenuator and the concrete barrier wall, continuing east along the concrete barrier for approximately 550 feet before coming to a complete stop. At that point, the rig's diesel tanks ruptured and ignited, causing burn damage to the truck, trailer and highway.

During the incident, Burnseed's Toyota struck a wheel that had been knocked off the tractor trailer. The Corolla was able to be controlled and came to a final rest on the south shoulder of I-10.

Davis sustained minor injuries while Burnseed was not injured during the incident, according to the FHP release. The tractor trailer sustained approximately $30,000 damage.