Woman falls asleep at the wheel before crashing in DeKalb County

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police say a woman had to be hospitalized following a crash on Thursday morning. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, the woman fell asleep while driving.

At approximately 7:20 a.m., crews from the Butler Fire Department located the vehicle on the north side of SR 8 in an embankment.

Police say that it was determined that the vehicle was traveling westbound in the 6300 block of S.R. 8 when the driver fell asleep and drove into a field on the north side of the road, the press release said. The vehicle then became airborne as it traveled from the east side of the embankment to the west side.

The driver was identified as Kjia Woodcox, 31, of Butler. She reported having chest, stomach and wrist pain with a minor hand laceration. It is unknown if she went to the hospital.

The vehicle sustained front-end damage as it crashed into the embankment, crews report. The vehicle’s airbags deployed.