UPDATE: 6 p.m. – A vehicle accident south of Chillicothe led to serious injuries for a St. Joseph resident.

The crash was reported just before 2 p.m. this afternoon having occurred on 65 Highway, four miles south of Chillicothe at LIV 416. According to state troopers, Ryan Schuermann, 26, was the driver of a southbound vehicle that crossed into the northbound lanes, and hit the driver’s side of a tractor trailer. The passenger car went off the west side of the road.

Schuermann was taken with serious injuries to Hedrick Medical Center, and later flown to Truman Medical Center for treatment.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mo.- Traffic is being rerouted following an accident in Livingston County on 65 Highway just south of Chillicothe, Mo.

It is unknown how many vehicles were involved or if injuries were sustained but authorities have blocked off both lanes of traffic at 65 Highway and Liv 416 near route Z.

Drivers are urged to use caution in the area and KMZU news will confirm further information as soon as it becomes available.