A Rogers, Ark., man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 5:20 p.m. yesterday on Highway 39 four miles north of Mt. Vernon.
The wreck took place when the driver of a 2005 Kenworth tractor-trailer, Kenneth D. Abrams, 56, ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned into a ditch.
Abrams was airlifted to St. John's Hospital-Joplin. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, it is not known if Abrams was wearing a seat belt.