An 18-year-old was seriously injured in a one-car accident at Route V and Highway 54 in Miller County early Friday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Ryan M. Caviness, of Republic, Mo., was a passenger in a 1996 Dodge operated by Arthur J. Hill, 22, of Holts Summit, Mo.
The accident occurred about 6:55 a.m. when Hill drove off the right side of the road, overturned and struck several trees.
Caviness, who was not wearing a seat belt according to the report, was thrown from the vehicle. He was flown to University Hospital in Columbia, Mo., with serious injuries. Hill, who was wearing his seat belt, was not listed on the report as having injuries.