Man Seriously Injured in Linn County Crash

A man crashed his pickup in Linn County and suffered serious injuries.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Alexander E. Gerst of Browning was injured after his pickup struck a tree at 9 pm Tuesday.

Gerst had been traveling on Highway 5 less than a mile south of Purdin when his truck left the right side of the road. He overcorrected, traveling off the left side of the road where the vehicle drove through a fence and into a tree.

Gerst was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken by Life Flight Eagle to University Hospital of Columbia with serious injuries.