A Monroe City teen told troopers she fell asleep at the wheel, causing her car to crash near New London. 

The Mo. State Patrol says the accident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday night.  Troopers report 17-year-old Caitlin Reese of Monroe City was traveling northbound on US 61 near Route O when her car veered off the road and struck a ditch. Reese overcorrected and then struck a rock bluff before coming to rest in the northbound lanes of US 61.

Reese sustained moderate injuries and went to Hannibal Regional Hospital by Ralls County EMS. The car was totaled.

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