MONITEAU COUNTY, MO – Serious injuries were incurred in a single vehicle crash this morning in Moniteau County.

A vehicle driven by David Hashagen, 30, of Sturgeon failed to properly round a curve north of splice Creek Road on SB 179 Highway. It went off the left side of the road, out of control, and struck a tree. The car then caught fire after coming to rest in a ditch. The driver, and passenger, Melissa Hall, 20, of Columbia, were taken by ambulance to University Hospital.