Pettis Co man suffers serious injuries in Cooper Co crash

Zach Smasal

A Pettis County man is seriously injured this morning when he wrecks a van in Cooper County, about 20 miles east of his hometown.  

Zach Smasal, 31, of Sedalia, was driving on Highway 5 just north of Syracuse around 7:30am when he ran off the edge of the road and struck a utility pole.  The van overturned and Smasal, who wasn't wearing a seat belts, was ejected.

Smasal was life-flighted to a Columbia hospital.  There's no word on his current condition.