An Elk Creek man was injured Wednesday night when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree north of Cabool.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Joseph A. Patch, 56, was taken by ambulance to Texas County Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries. The accident was three miles north of Cabool on U.S. 63.

Patch was traveling northbound when his 2002 Dodge 1500 left the roadway. The truck was totaled.

The patrol said Patch was wearing a seat belt.

Cabool Fire and Rescue assisted the patrol at the scene.

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