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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Investigation: Driver fell asleep at the wheel

 

Last updated 5/22/2020 at 12:43pm

Katie Teachout | The Journal

Jeremy Gleese's car is in the impound yard following a crash on U.S. Highway 395 last week.

RITZVILLE - Jeremy M. Gleese of Post Falls, Idaho, was taken to East Adams Rural Healthcare after his car overturned 1 mile south of town around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Gleese, 34, was northbound on U.S. Highway 395, south of Interstate 90, when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned, Washington State Patrol records show. Investigator Trooper Paul Carroll determined Gleese fell asleep at the wheel.

The driver was cited for second-degree negligent driving.

Gleese was wearing his seatbelt, and neither drugs nor alcohol were involved, patrol records show.

His 2005 Chevy AVO four-door passenger car was totaled and towed by Ritzville Towing.

Gleese's condition is not known.

 

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