car accidentMARYVILLE, Mo. — An Omaha man is facing charges following an accident that seriously injured two people.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Andrew Kaipus, 28, was southbound on MO-148, just north of Maryville, around 1:06 a.m. when he ran off the road, vaulted over a culvert and overturned.

Kaipus and his passenger Brittany Farlow, 22, of Springfield, were both seriously injured. Farlow was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Maryville while Kaipus was flown by LifeNet to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph.

Kaipus faces charges of careless and imprudent driving, driving under the influence of drugs, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.