Police: Driver involved in head-on crash fell asleep

Police: Driver involved in head-on crash fell asleep

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Four people were injured Tuesday morning after a head-on collision on E. Highland just west of the Kathleen St. intersection. One person had to be airlifted.

According to a report from Jonesboro police, a Chevrolet Impala driven by Cedric Washington of Jonesboro was headed west on E. Highland when he crossed over into oncoming traffic. Washington's car then hit a Ford Explorer driven by Michael Jobe II of Harrisburg head-on. Jobe had two passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

All four were taken to a Jonesboro hospital. Washington was then airlifted to a Memphis hospital. The conditions of those injured is unknown.

In a separate report, a Jonesboro police officer said he spoke with Washington's family who said he works a late shift at a local retailer. The officer said in the report he believed Washington fell asleep while driving causing his vehicle to cross over into on-coming traffic.

Blood samples were taken on both drivers involved to be analyzed, according to the report.

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