Driver crashes into pond after falling asleep

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. -- A driver was rescued after he fell asleep at the wheel and his car veered off the road, landing on its roof in waist-high water early Friday.

The rollover crash happened around 6:15 a.m. off Dairy Mart Rd. in San Ysidro.

Lifeguards and firefighters used ropes to help with the rescue. The driver pulled from the car was taken to Scripps Chula Vista Hospital. He is expected to recover from his injuries.

There were no other passengers inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.