Topeka man wrecks car after falling asleep at the wheel

Courtesy: Tina Rodriguez

TOPEKA, Kan. – A 69-year-old Topeka man was taken to the hospital after falling asleep at the wheel and wrecking his car.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident happened on eastbound I-470 and Burlingame Road just before 5:00 p.m.

A 2003 Buick passenger car driven by Ronnie J. Reed was traveling eastbound on I-470 when he fell asleep veering to the right of the highway and struck a wall.

He was taken to Stormont Vail with injuries.

KHP says he was wearing a seatbelt.

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