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Yakima woman falls asleep while driving, causes crash in Kittitas Co.

KITTITAS CO., Wash. - Three people are injured in a crash in Kittitas County early Tuesday morning, after a driver fell asleep at the wheel.

According to state troopers, just before 2 a.m., two vehicles were driving east on I-82 about 21 miles southeast of Ellensburg, when one of those, a Hyundai Tucson SUV, left the road.

The SUV struck the guardrail, overcorrected, and then struck the other vehicle, BMW 525 4 door.

That BMW crashed into the median, then rolled.

Troopers say the driver of the SUV, 63-year-old Johnette Guarin of Yakima, had fallen asleep at the wheel, and was cited for negligent driving.

She went to the hospital, along with two people in the BMW.

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