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A Eureka man was seriously injured in a traffic accident Sunday afternoon (Dec. 8) on I-44 in Villa Ridge in Franklin County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Luke Smith, 30, of Eureka was driving a 1993 Ford F150 west on I-44 at the 251 mile marker when he drove off the right side of the road, and in steering it back, overcorrected to the left, causing the pickup to overturn, throwing Smith out.

Smith sustained serious injuries and was taken by Air Evac helicopter to Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur, the report said.

An update on his condition was not available.

Smith was not wearing a seat belt, the report said. The truck was totaled in the crash.

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