LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo.- The Missouri Highway Patrol reported on an accident in Lafayette County around noon today. According to the accident report James Epperson, 61, was westbound on Interstate 70 at the 44 mile marker when he swerved to avoid another vehicle and traveled of the left side of the roadway striking a guardrail as a result.

Epperson was transported by Odessa EMS to Centerpoint Medical Center and is being treated for minor injuries.