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ISP: Falls asleep at the wheel on I80-94 in Lake County

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A sleepy motorist crashed his vehicle on Saturday on I-80/94 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 9:39 a.m. Theodore Dorman, 68, of Kalamazoo, Mich., was eastbound on I-80/94 at the 14.9 mile marker, just west of the Ripley exit, when he fell asleep and left the roadway, his Chevrolet Malibu crashing into a ditch and narrowly missing a light pole.

Dormanís wife and passenger, Cynthia Dorman, 64, was also asleep at the time. She was transported to Saint Maryís Medical Center in Hobart with non-life threatening injuries.

Dorman advised police that they had left Yellowstone National Park on Friday and driven straight through.

Both were wearing their seat belts, police said.

The Malibu had extensive front end damage.


Posted 9/16/2013