COOPER COUNTY, Mo. – A Jefferson City driver was hospitalized by a one vehicle crash in Cooper County Thursday afternoon.

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The crash report from the Missouri Highway Patrol says Chester Weirich, 44, was eastbound on Rocheport Road, a half mile West of Orchard Drive when his pickup went off the right side of the roadway. Weirich over corrected off the left side of the road then returned to the right side where he struck a utility box and tree before overturning.

Weirich was flown to University Hospital with moderate injuries.