Texas Man Injured in Atchison County Crash Monday

A Silsbee, Texas man was injured in a Monday morning crash in Atchison County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred on U.S. 59, a mile north of Tarkio, when a vehicle driven by 39-year-old Ruben A. Bankston was heading northbound.

Troopers say Bankston lost control on the snow-covered road, traveled off the left side of U.S. 59, and struck two utility poles.

Bankston was taken to Fairfax Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Authorities say he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.