Illinois woman falls asleep at the wheel, crashes

Illinois woman falls asleep at the wheel, crashes

RANDOLPH COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - An Illinois woman said she believes she fell asleep at the wheel causing her to slide off of a roadway.

An investigation conducted by the Illinois State Police indicated that Malori K. Thompson, 25, of Marissa, Illinois was driving a 2011 GMC Acadia was east bound on Randolph County Line Road, west of Unna Lane.

Thompson said she believes she fell asleep and the right side tires of the GMC left the right side of the roadway.

The vehicle continued down the shoulder for approximately 60 feet before striking the end of a bridge abutment.

Thompson had to be extricated from the vehicle by Marissa Fire Department. The vehicle was removed from the scene by tow truck.

She suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital via ambulance.

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