Man falls asleep, drives into pond

A man was injured after he fell asleep at the wheel and drove into a pond in Franklin. 

Tristan A. Becker, 19, of Camby, was southbound on State Road 144 between Franklin and Bargersville about 6:30 a.m. Monday when he fell asleep while driving, according to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s office.

Tire tracks showed that he drifted off the road once, over-corrected and then left the roadway and drove into a pond, according to the report. 

The car was immersed in water to just above the bottom of the doors.

Becker had a head injury and was in stable condition at Community Hospital South late Monday morning.

Magen Kritsch is an editorial assistant at the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2770.