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UPDATE:  3:30 a.m. –  A Highway Patrol crash report states a southbound vehicle drove off the right side of the road and overturned several times.  Reports indicate the driver, Larry Viernes, 69, was seriously injured and taken to University Hospital in Columbia.

PETTIS COUNTY, Mo – Reports were received after 1 a.m. October 4, of a vehicle crash in Pettis County near the intersection of 65 Highway and Shannon Road.

Crews are on scene, and may have southbound lanes of 65 blocked for air evacuation.  Highway Patrol says, however, the crash is not currently affecting traffic.  Motorists should use caution.

According to reports, injuries to occupants trapped inside a vehicle may be severe.

Look for updates.