WaKEENEY — An Ellis woman was injured after she fell asleep at the wheel and struck a semi Thursday afternoon on Interstate 70 near the county line.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Anne N. Haver, 38, was driving a 2008 Dodge Nitro eastbound just before 12:30 p.m. 5 miles west of Ellis in Trego County when she fell asleep. The Nitro veered and sideswiped a 2016 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by Crystal D. Arasteh, 37, Goodyear Ariz.
The Nitro rolled once and came to rest on the shoulder of the outer lane.
Haver was taken to Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital in WaKeeney. Both drivers were using safety restraints.