Vehicle rolls over when driver passes out

BEAUFORT, MO – A driver passed out behind the wheel on Highway 50, injuring three when the car to crash into a tree and rollover.

Charles Owen, 40, was driving a 2009 Honda CRV on Highway 50 near Vienna Woods Road. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that at 1:00 p.m., Owen passed out while driving and lost control of the car. The Honda drove over the centerline on the highway and then traveled off the left side of the road. The car came to a stop when it struck a tree and then overturned.

No other cars were involved in the accident

Owen and two other passengers were injured in the accident. The police stated that Charles Owen and Rachel Ballmann, 22,  sustained only minor injuries in the accident. However, 37-year-old Samantha Krzyzanowski had moderate injuries from the accident.

A female child below the age of 1 was also in the car at the time of the crash, but she did not appear to have any injuries from the accident.

All four people in the car were taken to Mercy Hospital Washington for treatment and observation after the collision.

Officials on the scene report that the young child appeared to be the only person wearing a seatbelt during the crash.

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