Weather Alert

Two Injured in Crawford County after Driver Falls Asleep

(Fanning) Two residents from Dora, Missouri were injured Thursday afternoon in a one vehicle accident in Crawford County, one seriously.

The Highway Patrol says the accident took place on I-44 westbound at the 202.4 mile marker, between Rosati and Fanning when 64-year-old James Porto fell asleep while driving a Honda C.R.V.

The vehicle ran off the road, waking Porto, he overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn and coming to rest on it’s top.

Porto was seriously injured and was flown to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur.

A passenger in the vehicle, 69-year-old Rita Porto received minor injuries.

She sought her own treatment.

Connect With Us Listen To Us On