A three-vehicle crash on Highway 5 in Camden County Friday morning was a result of a driver falling asleep at the wheel, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A three-vehicle crash on Highway 5 in Camden County Friday morning was a result of a driver falling asleep at the wheel, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Alex W. Russell, 22, of Iberia was driving a Ford Focus north on Highway 5 around 7:20 a.m. May 27 when he fell asleep and the car crossed the center line just south of Harvest Road, the Patrol crash report states. The Focus collided with a Ford F150 pickup truck that was southbound. The collision caused the pickup to skid out of control and cross the center line, striking a Subaru BRZ sports car that was northbound.

Russell received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.

The driver of the pickup - Ronald R. Stith of Streator, Ill. - and the driver of the Subaru - George H. Cumming of Colorado Springs, Colo. - were not injured.

The crash report indicated Russell was not wearing a seat belt while Stith and Cumming were wearing seat belts.

Russell was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant out of Phelps County for receiving stolen property and a misdemeanor warrant out of Miller County for failure to appear on an original charge of driving while suspended.