CHP Santa Maria: One person dead after falling asleep and crashing on 101 North

Posted at 1:47 PM, Aug 25, 2018

A woman is dead after falling asleep while driving 70 miles per hour on the 101 North near Jonata Park Road Saturday morning according to a collision report released by California Highway Patrol Santa Maria. 

The driver has not been identified. 

According to the report at about 1:50 a.m. she was traveling in the second lane and fell asleep. Her car then traveled off the east roadway edge and hit a construction sign. 

The report said the impact of the crash woke the drive up and caused her to make movements to the west side of the freeway. The car overturned in the center divider and the women driver was thrown out of her car. 

The injuries from the crash killed her. 

CHP Santa Maria said in the release that alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be a factor in the collision.