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Woman falls asleep at wheel, overturns car on Hwy 101

EUREKA- A woman was taken the hospital Monday afternoon after her car overturned on Highway 101.

It happened around noon on northbound Highway 101 just before Fields Landing. California Highway Patrol said Wayna Lee Scovell, 66 of Eureka was driving northbound when she fell asleep at the wheel and veered her car to right, hitting an embankment and overturning her vehicle.

Both lanes were closed near the accident and traffic was directed to the shoulder while crews mopped up. Only one vehicle was involved in the accident. Scovell received minor injuries and was transported to St. Joseph Hospital.