RICHLAND, Missouri- A Richland man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash south of the city on Rupert Road early Saturday morning. Rupert Road runs parallel next to I-44.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Jason Whitaker, 31, was transported after the wreck General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.

Troopers say the 2016 Ford Focus went off the road, struck a culvert and became airborne. It came to rest facing the opposite direction. Whitaker was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Trooper Sgt. Hedrick responded at 4:45 a.m.