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UPDATE: 5/31 – Chillicothe officers who responded to a vehicle crash Wednesday near the intersection of Highways 65 and 36 say in an activity report the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

Police say a northbound vehicle driven by Allen Eakins fell asleep before the truck crossed the southbound lane of 65 highway, and an access road around 4:30 p.m. The vehicle went airborne down an embankment and landed on the ground. Officers indicate the undercarriage of the truck was badly damaged. No injuries were listed in the report.

CHILLICOTHE, MO – A vehicle accident in Chillicothe reported just after 5 p.m. involved local police and ambulance presence near the intersection of 36 and 65 Highways.

At least one vehicle is off the roadway, and traffic may be backed up due to responder coverage. However, no roads have been closed due to the incident.

There has been no word from law enforcement regarding extent of injuries, or persons involved.