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Hays woman injured after falling asleep at the wheel

8/13/2012

GORHAM -- A Hays woman was injured Sunday in an accident on Interstate 70 after she fell asleep at the wheel.

Melissa A. Ashlaw, 20, was eastbound on I-70 just after 10 p.m. near the Gorham exit when she fell asleep, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report. Her vehicle left the road and entered the median. Ashlaw then overcorrected, re-entered the roadway, overcorrected again, entered the median where the vehicle turned broadside and rolled once before coming to rest on its wheels.

Ashlaw was taken to Russell Regional Hospital with injuries. She was wearing a seat belt, according to the KHP report.