Nelson, Wis., boy, 16, injured after falling asleep at wheel, rolling pickup

Pickup Resized
Pickup came to rest in a cornfield after rolling. (Buffalo County Sheriff's Department photo)

TOWNSHIP OF BELVIDERE, Wis. (WKBT) — A 16-year-old Nelson, Wis., boy was taken to a hospital Friday morning with non-life-threatening injuries after he fell asleep at the wheel on Hwy. 35 and the pickup he was driving rolled in the Belvidere Township, according to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies responded to a call to the scene shortly before 6 a.m. and discovered that the youth had lost control of the southbound 1992 GMC pickup, and it left the highway just south of County Road N and rolled before coming to rest in a cornfield, a sheriff’s department news release said.
A Scenic Valley Ambulance Service vehicle took the driver to the hospital for treatment, the release said.
Assisting the sheriff’s department at the scene besides Scenic Valley was the Tri-Community Fire Department.