TOPEKA (KSNT) – Seatbelts save lives. That’s the message the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office wants to get out after an early morning crash Monday.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Emporia Police Department Monday morning following a crash on I-35 near the Emporia Merchant Street exit.

Emporia police reported that a 31-year-old Topeka man, driving a 2017 Ford Escape, may have fallen asleep causing the one-vehicle crash.

the driver was taken to Newman Hospital with minor injuries, according to police.

“This is a true testament that Seatbelts do save saves! Buckle Up!”

Lyon County Sheriff’s Department

According to the sheriff’s office, the driver only sustained minor injuries.

Additional details were not immediately available about the crash. 27 News will update this story as more information becomes available.