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Driver in Highway 55 crash on Monday said he fell asleep while driving

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Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

A head-on collision between two vehicles on Highway 55 near Emerald Greens Golf Course Dec. 12 appears to be the result of driving while tired.

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William Wessinger, 39 of Hastings, was traveling east on Highway 55 at about 3:20 p.m. when he began to weave and suddenly crossed into the westbound lane. He struck another vehicle, driven by Royce Parker, 69 of Edina, nearly head-on. According to the Minnesota State Patrol report, Wessinger said he thought he had fallen asleep while driving.

Both drivers were transported to the hospital.

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