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Sleeping driver drifts into side-swipe crash

Drivers from Morris and Menahga side-swiped each other in an accident Monday, March 7.

According to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, two vehicles, one northbound on U.S. Highway 71 and one southbound, collided around 9 a.m. between 310th Street and Wadena County Road 13. The northbound vehicle, driven by Brent Alan Hennen, 26, of Morris, went over the centerline and struck the southbound vehicle driven by Frank Andrew Donnay, 80, of Menahga. No one was hurt in this crash.

Donnay was driving a maroon 1990 Lincoln Towncar. Hennen was driving a 2011 Subaru. Major damage on the left side was sustained by both vehicles. Hennen told the sheriff's office he went over into the southbound lane after falling asleep and his vehicle hit the southbound vehicle driven by Donnay.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office attended the vehicle crash.