Driver falls asleep, crashes vehicle in Graves Co. - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Driver falls asleep, crashes vehicle in Graves Co.

(Source: Graves Co. Sheriff's Office) (Source: Graves Co. Sheriff's Office)

The Graves County Sheriff said seatbelts likely prevented serious injuries in a Thanksgiving Day crash after the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

According to the sheriff's office, 19-year-old Austin Seay of Hickory, Ky. was driving south on the Jackson Purchase Parkway when he fell asleep and his vehicle went into the median.

Deputies said Seay over-corrected, rolled over both lanes and the vehicle went through the guardrail.

The vehicle came to rest facing north on its right side.

A 17-year-old passenger had to go to the hospital for treatment. Seay wasn't hurt.

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