Woman Escapes Injury After Falling Asleep at the Wheel

BURNSIDE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, a one-vehicle crash occurred after the driver fell asleep at the wheel on December 16 around 6:28 a.m. in Burnside Township, Clearfield County.

Police say the crash occurred as 26-year-old Alyssa I. Olear, of Indiana, was traveling west on Burnside McGhee Highway (SR-219) and failed to negotiate a left hand curve in the roadway after allegedly falling asleep.

Olear lost control of her vehicle, a 2006 Kia Spectra, and traveled off the east berm impacting the guardrail, which was located approximately 8 feet off of the roadway, according to police.

The front left portion of the vehicle impacted the aforementioned guardrail. After impacting with the guardrail, the vehicle spun 180 degrees in a clockwise direction before coming to final rest.

Olear’s vehicle came to final rest in the SR 219 northbound travel lane facing north and then was pushed off the roadway by some passing motorists for safety reasons.

Olear was wearing her seat belt and was not injured as a result of the crash.

She was charged with a traffic violation.

The vehicle was towed from the scene by Diamond Towing.


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