A Clinton man was injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday night in Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a southbound 2001 Chevy Silverado, driven by 43-year-old James J. Hetherington of Clinton, was on Route N, one mile north of NW 501st Road around 8:15 p.m., when the truck ran off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment and a fence.

Hetherington suffered serious injuries and was flown by Lifeflight to Research Medical Center for treatment. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the report.

The Chevy was totaled.

KIX 105.7 logo
Get our free mobile app

Hetherington was later arrested by the Patrol at 9:20 p.m., and charged with driving while intoxicated (chronic offender), no insurance, and failure to maintain the right half of the roadway.

More From KIX 105.7