Rolla man hurt in morning crash

Highway Patrol report shows driver fell asleep

ROLLA, Mo. - A Rolla man was seriously hurt in a crash in Phelps County Saturday morning.

Charles Tankersley, 69, was driving on Route O just south of the city when the crash happened at 9:55 a.m.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports show Tanskersley fell asleep behind the wheel, went off the road and hit a mailbox and tree.

Tankersley was taken by ambulance to Phelps County Regional Medical Center.

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