A pair of Iberia men were injured when their vehicle overturned and hit a tree on Highway 42 in Miller County, west of Groves Road, Sunday afternoon.

According to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Cody Ziegler was traveling west in a Honda Civic in 2008 when he ran, overcorrected and returned to the road from the right side of the road and ran from the left side of the road where the vehicle hit a ditch, a tree, and a second time a ditch before returning to the road. The Honda Civic stopped on its east-facing top, facing east.

Ziegler was moderately injured and was rushed to Lake Regional Hospital by Miller County EMS. Lucas Ellis, a 21-year-old passenger in the vehicle, was seriously injured and transported to the university hospital by MU Air Care. It was reported that both men were wearing safety devices at the time of the accident.

The Honda Civic was totalized and towed from the scene. The Highway Patrol was assisted in their response by the Miller County Sheriff’s Office.