A driver headed north on Interstate 82 fell asleep early Saturday morning, crashing her van near the Kennewick city limits, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Chris Olguin, 58, of Hermiston, was driving the van when she fell asleep just before 1 a.m. near the exit to Highway 395, according to police reports.
The van left the roadway and rolled, coming to rest on its top.
A black cat ran away from the van. Tracks show it may have headed toward Canyon Lakes.
Olguin, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to the nearby Trios Southridge Hospital in Kennewick.
The state patrol plans to charge Olguin with second-degree negligent driving.