An 18-year-old Waverly man suffered minor injuries in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 59 early Monday morning.
His 1992 Mazda Protege reportedly rolled over as many as three times at mile marker 147 near Pleasant Grove at 3:24 a.m. Sgt. Blake McCall of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department said that the driver suffered a bruised left leg from the incident and declined medical attention.
McCall said that the driver fell asleep at the wheel while driving north on U.S. Highway 59. When he missed the curve in the road near Pleasant Grove his car went into the ditch, rolled and hit a mailbox. After the rollover, the driver was able to escape his vehicle and take refuge in a passerby's car until emergency responders arrived.
Snowy roads did not contribute to the accident, McCall said.
"Weather had nothing to do with this, amazingly enough," McCall said. "It wasn't slick at all."