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Driver falls asleep, three sent to hospital


The oft-damaged guard rail north of Goldendale on Highway 97 was the site of a single car accident that sent three people to the hospital, Sunday morning. The accident occurred near milepost 15 in the bend near Hanging Rock Road around 7:40 a.m. According to the State Patrol report, Alexa Floria Gilbertson, 49, of West Linn, Ore., fell asleep at the wheel of a 1999 Dodge Ram pickup while heading north. The vehicle left the road to the west, waking the driver who over-corrected and sent the truck back across the highway and into the guardrail. The truck went over the guardrail and rolled down the embankment, ejecting the two rear seat passengers. Kyle Alarcon, 20 and Kala Veal, 20 were tra...

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