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.