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Sleepy Driver Crashes on S.R.17 & S.R. 10

January 17, 2013

 01/18/13  On Tuesday, January 15th at approximately 4:39 PM, Marshall County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Hafke responded to State Road 17 and State Road 10 in reference to a two vehicle accident.  Arriving on the scene, the driver of a 1993 Chevy station wagon, 52 year old George Hopple Jr. of Culver told officer Hafke  that he was northbound on State Road 17 approaching State Road 10 when he fell asleep and collided with a 2003 Ford driven by 29 year old Stephen F. Benko of Knox.

Stephen Benko and a passenger in Mr. Hopple’s vehicle were transported to the St. Joseph Regional Hospital with complaints of pain.

One Response to “ Sleepy Driver Crashes on S.R.17 & S.R. 10 ”

  1. AnnF on January 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Is anyone else wondering if the flu bug that is going around might be the cause of people falling asleep at the wheel? I’ve been taking naps lately, too, even though I am mostly recovered.