CALLAWAY COUNTY, Mo. — An Illinois man was sent to an area hospital after crashing his motorcycle in Callaway County Sunday night.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported investigating the single-vehicle accident at about 9:33 p.m. Sunday on Highway 54 westbound just north of County Road 240.

A motorcycle operated by Melvin G. Gudeman, 50, of Peoria, Illinois, was traveling west when a rear tire blew out on the bike.

This caused the motorcycle to roll over. He was seriously injured when the vehicle overturned.

Gudeman was taken to University Hospital in Columbia to receive treatment.