Parnell Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Early Wednesday Crash

A Parnell man suffered injuries in a Nodaway County crash early Wednesday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 12:30 Wednesday morning on 268th Street at Jet Road, a half mile south of Maryville, as 29-year-old Thomas J. Howard drove eastbound.

Troopers say Howard failed to navigate an intersection, drove off the east side of Jet Road, became airborne, struck a MoDOT sign, struck an embankment, and began to overturn.

Howard suffered serious injuries and sought treatment at Mosaic in Maryville.

Authorities say Howard did not wear a seat belt at the time of the crash.