ST. CHARLES, MO — A 25-year-old O’Fallon man was injured Wednesday morning in a single-car crash after falling asleep at the wheel on Missouri Route 94 in St. Charles, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The accident happened in the westbound lanes of MO-94 west of Portwest Drive at around 6:20 a.m.
The man was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Impala on the highway when he fell asleep, causing his vehicle to travel off the right side of the road and hit an embankment.
Crews with St. Charles City Fire Department took the driver to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake St. Louis with minor injuries. The MSHP crash report indicates he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
The Chevrolet Impala received moderate damage in the accident and was towed from the scened.
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