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LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. – A Green Ridge resident was flown to Centerpoint Hospital in Independence yesterday, after a one vehicle crash in Lafayette County.

The crash report from the Missouri Highway Patrol says the wreck occurred a little after 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening on YY Highway, East of Highway 13. James Couchman, 51, was westbound when his vehicle hit a deer, traveled off the right side of the road and struck a tree.

Couchman was not wearing a seat belt and suffered serious injuries.