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One injured in rollover on Highway 70
Fourth of July plans were canceled Wednesday afternoon for a Sunnyvale driver who fell asleep at the wheel, rolled his vehicle three times and was hospitalized with a broken collarbone.
Matthew Mansfield, 51, was heading to Butte County to enjoy the holiday festivities with relatives when he nodded off around 4:40 p.m. on Highway 70, just north of Marysville, the California Highway Patrol said.
“The witness said he rolled at least three times,” Officer Craig Howard said. “The seat belt definitely helped; he was still strapped in when the witness pulled him out.”
Mansfield’s 1996 Isuzu came to rest on it’s side on wire fence bordering a dry field on the east side of the highway.
“He said he was very tired and thinks he fell asleep,” Howard reported.
No other vehicles were involved and no other injuries were reported.
Mansfield was taken to Rideout Memorial Hospital with a possible broken collarbone, the CHP said.
Traffic was slowed for a short time in both directions of Highway 70.
Neither drugs or alcohol were factors, the CHP said, and no arrests are expected.
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