Summersville emergency personnel responded Saturday afternoon to a crash. 

A Viburnum man was seriously injured Friday morning when his vehicle ran off U.S. 63 south of Houston, struck an embankment and overturned, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Paul S. Merritt, 55, was the driver of the 2006 Saturn Vue, said Cpl. Curtis Haden of the patrol. Merritt was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

The vehicle was totaled in the accident about three miles south of Houston, and Merritt was not wearing a seat belt, Haden said.

He was assisted at the scene by Tpr. Stacy Crewse. 

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