Troopers blame sleeping driver for rollover along I-90 exit

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by BREANNA ROY & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 25 at 4:54 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- A driver fell asleep at the wheel while exiting Interstate 90 on Wednesday and rolled his Chrysler Voyager.

Ambulances rushed the driver and two passengers from the scene of a rollover wreck along Interstate 90 at the eastbound Pines exit.

Witnesses told Washington State Patrol troopers that the vehicle began exiting but did not follow the curve in the ramp. Troopers said the vehicle left the roadway and rolled into the median. The vehicle landed on its top at the bottom of a grassy hill alongside the interstate.

Two adults and a five-year-old were inside the vehicle according to authorities. Troopers said all three people are expected to survive. All three people were wearing seatbelts according to troopers.

Authorities said a lifeless dog was also pulled from the car.

A nearby trooper was on scene within minutes. A WSP trooper said that another trooper was parked on the right shoulder of the road near the exit ramp.

Troopers later determined that the driver fell asleep. Authorities plan to cite the driver for negligent driving, driving with a suspended license, and not having insurance.

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