Columbia man in serious condition after falling asleep at the wheel

Friday, August 29, 2014 | 6:21 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA— A Columbia resident overturned his vehicle Thursday afternoon after falling asleep at the wheel, according to officials.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Michael Akers, 60, fell asleep at the wheel while driving on Interstate 70 at the 101.6 mile marker around 2:16 p.m. According to the report, Akers veered off the left side of the highway, returned to the roadway and slid off the right side. The vehicle then struck a ditch and turned over.

According to the crash report, Akers was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in serious condition.

Supervising editor is Hunter Woodall.



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