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He fell asleep at the wheel. Then he crashed into an SUV carrying a pregnant woman

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A Florida Keys man fell asleep while driving on U.S. 1 Thursday night and caused a head-on crash, police said.

Robert Schamel, 46, of Marathon, was southbound on the highway at mile marker 67 at about 8:45 p.m. when he dozed off and drifted into the northbound lane.

He crashed his 2016 Chevrolet Express van into a 2015 Nissan Armada SUV, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Molly McClung, 39, of Islamorada, the driver of the Nissan, was injured and airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

According to her Facebook page, she is 8.5 months pregnant. Friends posted that she was in stable condition Friday and doctors are monitoring the baby.

Schamel was not injured in the crash.

Alcohol is not a factor, FHP said. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

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