Woman Crashes After Falling Asleep At The Wheel


A Whitewater woman was taken to St. Mary's Hospital Wednesday afternoon with non life-threatening injuries after she rolled her vehicle while asleep at the wheel.

The crash happened in the noon hour Wednesday on Highway 141 between Whitewater and Gateway.

The woman, described to be in her 40's, apparently fell asleep, drifted off the roadway then rolled one and a half times before coming to a stop.

A fuel leak ignited, burning up the vehicle and a couple of nearby trees.

The woman is expected to be fine, traffic in both directions on 141 was at a stand still for nearly an hour while crews cleaned up the crash site.


KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8100737 - nbc11news.com/a?a=8100737