MACON COUNTY, Mo. — A teenage driver from Callao was hospitalized after sliding off the roadway in Macon County Wednesday afternoon.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says the crash occurred around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 3, two miles North of Callao.

Tyreese Mills, 18 lost control when his vehicle hit a patch of ice and began to slide. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and struck the ground.

Mills, who was wearing a seat belt, was transported to Samaritan Hospital with moderate injuries.