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DENT COUNTY, Mo. - A 21-year-old Salem man was seriously injured in an overnight crash along a Missouri highway.

According to traffic report filed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at approximately 1 a.m. on Missouri Highway 68, just two miles north of Salem.

The driver, Christopher Rocoberto, went off the right side of the road, struck several trees, and overturned. He was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis where he's listed in serious condition.

The exact cause of the accident was not disclosed. State police said Rocoberto was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

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