Crawford County man seriously injured when he falls asleep at the wheel

A Crawford County man suffers serious injuries after he falls asleep behind the wheel.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Joshua Skaggs, 40, of Leasburg, was driving on I-44 this morning, just north of St. Clair, when he fell asleep.  Skaggs pickup traveled toward the median where it struck a cable barrier.  Debris from the impact traveled into oncoming traffic, striking the windshield of an oncoming SUV.

Skaggs was transported to Mercy Hospital in Washington with serious injuries.  The other driver wasn’t injured.