Sleepy driver drives off the road in Page County


December 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A sleepy driver found herself and her vehicle in a farm field this (Monday) afternoon, in Page County. According to the Sheriff’s Dept., 65-year old Gloria Kline, of Clarinda, was traveling west on Highway 2 at around 1:30-p.m., when she fell asleep at the wheel of her 1996 Toyota Camry. The car traveled onto the north shoulder of the road before crossing both lanes of traffic in a southwest direction, and entering the south ditch.

As the vehicle left the ditch, it went airborne and entered a field, where it came to rest. Both front airbags in the car deployed during the accident. Kline, who wore her seat belt,  was checked for possible injuries by medical personnel, but refused treatment. The car was declared a total loss. No citations were issued.