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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Archie man injured in crash after falling asleep behind the wheel

Around 7:03am this morning the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cass County along with Cass County Sheriffs Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident in the Southbound Lanes of  I-49 at Mile Marker 162.6 in rural Cass County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2016 Volvo Conventional semi truck driven by 40 year old Francisco J. Acosta of Independence, Missouri was broke down on the right shoulder of the roadway with three safety triangles out when his vehicle was struck by the 2015 Ford driven by 25 year old Delbert L Hannah Jr. of Archie, Missouri.

The crash report says Mr. Hannah Jr. fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle and struck the semi truck and traveled off the right side of the roadway striking a ditch and coming to rest in a tree line.

Mr. Hannah Jr. sustained moderate injuries in this accident and he was transported by Central Cass EMS Research Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Both vehicle received moderate damages and the 2015 Ford was towed from the scene by J's Southland Tow.

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