(Mankato, MN) – The Minnesota State Patrol says a Henderson man was injured in a crash after he fell asleep behind the wheel in Sibley County.

A 1997 Ford pickup that was eastbound on Highway 19 at 7:17 a.m. Wednesday morning drove into the ditch, hit a driveway, then launched into a field west of Henderson, according to the crash report.

Ricardo Martin Martinez, 31, of Henderson, the driver of the vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Minnesota Valley Health Center in Le Sueur for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The state patrol says Martinez was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

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