Troopers: Mom fell asleep at the wheel in fatal Davidson County wreck

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — Troopers say a woman was killed and her 11-year-old son was injured in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 85 in Davidson County.

Sgt. K.G. Brown with the State Highway Patrol says the accident happened shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday on I-85 North just north of the rest area near mile marker 100.

According to Sgt. Brown, 38-year-old Shelley Jennings of Concord was driving a 1997 Saturn north on the interstate when she fell asleep at the wheel.

Brown says the car went off the right shoulder of the interstate and struck a guard rail before veering back onto the roadway and going over the left shoulder.  The vehicle then went into the median and down an embankment, Brown said.

Jennings was ejected from the car, Brown said.

The woman’s 11-year-old son, Holdyn Millikan of Trinity, was taken to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem.  The boy was listed in good condition as of Monday morning, Brown said.

Brown says the boy was properly restrained in the front passenger seat of the car.

No other details were immediately available.