BENTON COUNTY, Mo. — Two Sedalia residents were hospitalized after a crash in Benton County early Monday morning.

The Missouri Highway Patrol was called to State Highway 83 at Branch Avenue around 2:10 a.m. Monday after a vehicle driven by 22-year-old David L. Matthews ran off the left side of northbound Highway 83, resulting in his vehicle striking an embankment and a road sign.

The vehicle then became airborne and vaulted over the intersection with Branch Avenue, returned to the ground and rolled over.

Matthews sustained minor injuries and a passenger, Lucio Vasquez, 19 was moderately injured. Neither was wearing a seat belt, the report alleges. Both were taken by ambulance for treatment at Bothwell Hospital.