A Richland driver who fell asleep at the wheel crossed the centerline of Highway 240 and struck a SUV head-on early Wednesday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported.
Adam D. Ellingson, 20, of Richland, was driving east at 5:19 a.m. about five miles west of Richland when he fell asleep, lost control of his Hyundai XG3.
He hit a Dodge Durango driven by Barry A. Bowe, 46, of West Richland.
Ellinsgon was taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries. He was cited for negligent driving, the state patrol said.
Bowe also was taken to Kadlec. Both drivers were treated and later released.