Butterfield Man Injured 19 Dec 11

A Butterfield man was hospitalized Sunday morning after falling asleep behind the wheel and crashing his pickup truck near Sanborn. The accident occurred at approximately 8:13am on Highway 71 by Sanborn. 22-year-old Jose Hernandez reportedly fell asleep while driving his Chevy pickup northbound on 71 and the truck left the road and rolled several times. Hernandez was treated at the Springfield Medical Center and later released. The State Patrol says that alcohol was detected in his system. The truck was totaled.