missouri-state-highway-patrolA vehicle caught fire in an early morning accident in Miller County.  According to Missouri Highway Patrol Brandon M. Palmer, 19, was the driver of a vehicle that left the roadway at approximately 2:18 a.m. Saturday, October 3, 2015 and caught fire after striking a tree off Highway 42 west of State Park Road.

He was reported in serious condition and taken to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.  It is unknown whether he was wearing a safety device.