Columbia, IL (KSDK) - A single vehicle crash near Columbia in Monroe County this morning has sent one person to a hospital in St. Louis.

Investigators say the driver lost control of a pick-up truck while driving southbound on I-255 approaching the Columbia exit. The truck then flipped over into the ditch, trapping the victim inside.

The unidentified man who was injured was then airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries.

Parts of southbound I-255 were blocked by emergency vehicles and the area where the helicopter ambulance landed. Clean up at the scene is continuing along with the accident investigation.

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