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July 16, 2013

Four people injured in U.S. 250 accident

FAIRMONT — Driving while sleepy resulted in a two-vehicle accident early Monday morning that sent four people, including a young child, to area hospitals.

According to investigating officer Deputy Jeremy Evans of the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, the collision occurred at 6:38 a.m. Monday on U.S. 250 near Katy Market.

An unidentified man was driving a 1999 Geo Metro north toward Farmington when the accident happened.

“According to the driver, he fell asleep at the wheel on his way back from work,” Evans said. “He crossed the center line and struck the other vehicle going in the opposite direction.”

That was a Chevy Tahoe, which hit an embankment, flipped and landed on its top. It was carrying the male driver, a female passenger and a 4-year-old child.

The three passengers in the Tahoe were transported to United Hospital Center and the driver of the Metro was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital.

“None of the injuries were life-threatening,” Evans said.

“When I got there, the road was not bad. It was clear,” he added. “He said he had pulled over to get some rest. According to his driver’s registration, he lives in Idamay, so it wouldn’t have taken much longer to get home.”

 

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