A Sullivan woman was seriously injured in a car crash Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Connie J. Lato, 52, was driving a 2002 Ford Explorer on Route AC, west of Rocky Hollow Road, when she fell asleep at the wheel at 8:30 a.m., according to a Missouri Highway Patrol preliminary report.

Her vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a tree and a fence.

Lato was taken to Mercy Hospital St. Louis by Gerald Ambulance for injuries. She was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.