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Driver Ejected from Van

A one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon sends a local driver airborne and then to the hospital with serious injuries.

Travis Dunn, a 34-year-old driver from Pacific, was southbound on Route OO Tuesday when his 2006 Chevrolet Express ran off the right side of the roadway near Guenther Lane around 2:56 p.m.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the van then became airborne, traveled over a creek and struck an embankment. Dunn's van then returned to the roadway and overturned, ejecting him. The van eventually stopped, resting on the passenger's side, facing eastward.

Highway patrol officers indicated Dunn was not wearing a safety belt. He was taken, with serious injuries, to Mercy Hospital by a Meramec Ambulance crew.

His van was totaled and was towed away from the scene by the Hyndrich Brothers of Eureka.

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