MORGAN COUNTY, Mo. — A resident of Versailles was critically injured after running his vehicle into a tree in Morgan County early Tuesday morning.

At 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, Christian Whittle, 21, was traveling northbound on Old Highway 5, east of Victor Road, when he left the roadway and struck a tree.

According to responding Missouri State Highway Patrol officials, his vehicle then overturned.

Whittle was seriously injured in the accident. He was transported to Lake Regional Hospital.

It is unknown if Whittle was wearing a safety device at the time of impact.