A Lake Ozark woman is hospitalized in Columbia after she falls asleep at the wheel Sunday afternoon. Thirty-year old Deana Cowen was driving her 2002 Acura west on Highway 54 one mile east of old Bass Road in Cole County about 3:45 Sunday. Cowen apparently fell asleep and her vehicle traveled off the left side of the road before overcorrecting and traveling off the right side of the road and coming to rest against a tree.
The Lake Ozark woman was wearing a seat belt and suffered serious injuries. She was taken to University Hospital in Columbia.