A driver who fell asleep behind the wheel was injured and cited in a car crash early Monday morning.
Taylor Morgan Wright, 22, of New Baden, was westbound on Interstate 64 in Washington County at about 8:25 a.m. Monday when he fell asleep behind the wheel of his Chevrolet Traverse and crashed into the rear of a trailer being pulled by a Freightliner truck, according to a statement issued by Illinois State Police.
Wright was taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon and treated for minor injuries; the truck driver was not injured. Wright was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash.
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