Sleeping driver injures passenger

A passenger was injured when a 21-year-old Lebam man fell asleep at the wheel south of Cosmopolis Wednesday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Joseph M. Rediger was heading south on Highway 101 about nine miles south of Cosmopolis at 1:25 p.m., the State Patrol memo states. He fell asleep, then the car went off the roadway, down a steep embankment, rolling before coming to rest on its wheels in the shoulder of another road, facing west.

Crystal J. Seay, 19, of Raymond, was injured in the crash and transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital. Philip Sheary, 21, also of Raymond, was a passenger but was not injured.

Rediger will be charged with second-degree negligent driving, according to the memo.


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