Teen Falls Asleep Behind the Wheel Leading to Injury

A teenage driver fell asleep behind the wheel according to a report from the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Early this (Monday) morning at 12:05 am, two 18-year-olds were involved in an accident after the driver, Wesley H. Darnell of St. Joseph fell asleep while driving north on I-29 north of Faucett.

His passenger, Megan M. Schussler suffered moderate injuries when the vehicle traveled off the west side of the road, returning to the road when the driver overcorrected sending the vehicle off the east side of the road where it overturned.

The vehicle landed on its wheels and Schussler was taken by private vehicle to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joe.