Twin Falls woman dies after man falls asleep at the wheel, crashes into her car

Posted at 2:43 PM, Mar 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-17 16:47:12-04

A Twin Falls woman is dead after a man fell asleep at the wheel and hit her car.

Idaho State Police say the man was driving south on Highway 46 Saturday morning near Twin Falls when he fell asleep and crossed the center line, striking 26-year-old Jessie Otton's vehicle head-on.

Police say Otton died at the scene, and a juvenile passenger in her vehicle was taken to the hospital by air ambulance. The male driver's condition has not been released.

The highway was blocked for more than two hours after the crash.