Lathrop Man Injured in Early Thursday Crash in Atchison County

A Lathrop man suffered injuries in an Atchison County crash Thursday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 5:45 Thursday morning on I-29, 13 miles north of Rock Port, as 69-year-old Richard C. Stitt drove northbound.

Troopers say Stitt lost control of his van on the wet road, went off the left side of I-29, and struck a guardrail.

Stitt suffered minor injuries and sought treatment at Fairfax Community Hospital.

Authorities say Stitt did wear a seat belt at the time of the crash.