Man falls asleep behind wheel, crashes into utility pole, parked car, trees

Passenger suffered minor injuries

TOWN OF HAZEL GREEN, Wis. - A driver was cited after he fell asleep behind the wheel, and crashed into a utility pole, a parked car and several trees Tuesday, according to a news release from the Grant County Sheriff's Office. 

Officials responded to reports of a one-vehicle crash around 8:20 a. Tuesday on State Highway 80 near Recreation Drive in the town of Hazel Green. 

A 2014 Nissan Altima driven by Larry McSwain, 39, of Savanna Illinois, was traveling north on the highway when he fell asleep and  the car left the roadway and crashed.

McSwain and his passenger, 31, of Clinton, Iowa, were both transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. McSwain was cited for inattentive driving. 

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