The driver of a Jeep SUV escaped with scratches and bruises when he fell asleep at the wheel and flipped the vehicle Sunday morning.
The Spencer County Sheriff’s Department says the Jeep was eastbound on Interstate 64 near mile marker 59 about 8 am Sunday when it ran off the left shoulder of the highway in Spencer County, crossed over to run off the right side of the roadway and flipped several times before landing on its top.
The accident sent three passengers to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville for treatment of unidentified injuries.
The Sheriff’s Department says the driver of the Jeep, which had a Tennessee license plate, was 25-year old Andrew Lamont, of Cahokia, Ill.
The sheriff’s office said alcohol was not a factor in the wreck and while Lamont required no hospital treatment, the vehicle was totaled.
Injured rear seat passengers were 18-year old Travon Brown and 21-year old Reginald Williams both of Cahokia, Ill.
Authorities say neither was wearing a seat belt and both were thrown from the vehicle.
A front seat passenger 24-year old Chaze Rogers of Cahokia, and Lamont were wearing seat belts and both remained in the vehicle.