Man injured in crash after falling asleep behind wheel, deputies say

TOWN OF SYLVESTER, Wis. - A Monroe man drove into a tree after falling asleep behind the wheel, deputies say.

Deputies in Green County responded to a crash in the west 2800 block of State Highway 59 in the Town of Sylvester around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

Deputies say Jordan M. Petrie, 26, of Monroe, was driving westbound on State Highway 59 when he feel asleep, causing the vehicle to enter the north shoulder of the road. Petrie overcorrected and lost control, causing his vehicle to enter a ditch and hit a tree, according to a release from the Green County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say Petrie was wearing his seat belt and reported injuries. He was taken to a hospital for further evaluation.

Petrie was also cited on suspicion of inattentive driving.


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