Driver Falls Asleep, Causes Two Vehicle Crash in Meeker County
GROVE CITY -- Two people are hurt after a head-on crash in Meeker County last Wednesday night.
The incident happened at about 7:15 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 3 and 520th Avenue in Union Grove Township, near Grove City.
The Meeker County Sheriff's Office says 32-year-old Jason Rusthoven, of Kerkhoven, was heading east when he crossed the centerline, entered into westbound traffic and struck a pickup.
Rusthoven told police he fell asleep at the wheel. He was taken to Paynesville Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the second vehicle, 52-year-old Connie Drietz of Saint Leo, was taken by a private party to Willmar Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.