ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, MO – One man has been hospitalized after falling asleep at the wheel and colliding with a tree Tuesday evening.
According to an official crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Route EE near Valley Forge Road at about 6:15 p.m. Troopers say 40-year-old Rocky Leitz fell asleep and drifted from the roadway, colliding with a tree on the side of the road.
Leitz was transported via helicopter to Mercy Hosptial St. Louis. No updates on his condition are available at this time.
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