LACLEDE COUNTY, Missouri- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a woman from Grovespring who fell asleep at the wheel was hurt in an early Wednesday morning crash.

Christina Blankenship, 18, was transported by air ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. She is being treated for serious injuries according to the report. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Blankenship went off the right side of Hwy 5, 14 miles south of Lebanon after allegedly dozing off. The Pontiac Sunfire struck an embankment and overturned.

Trooper Stauffer responded at 3:40 a.m.