MERCER COUNTY, Mo. – A driver was flown for treatment after he and his passenger were involved in a one vehicle accident in Mercer County Thursday, October 1, 2015.

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According to the Highway Patrol report, Billy Earley, 34, of Lineville Iowa was southbound on Bird Avenue, two miles South of Mercer when he lost control of his vehicle on loose gravel. The vehicle went off the East side of the roadway, was over corrected and went off the West side and overturned, coming to rest on it’s top.

Earley was flown to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines with serious injuries. His passenger, Gregory Beavers, 54, of Mercer Missouri received moderate injuries and was transported to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.