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Newton County, Missouri – May 8, 2013

A man was injured after a vehicle crash on Interstate 49 Wednesay afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, around 1:27 p.m.,18-year-old Michael Flores was driving north on Interstate 49 when for unknown reasons his vehicle left the roadway before rolling over.

Mr. Flores was transported to Freeman West Hospital in an unknown condition.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 17,500 fatal single-vehicle accidents in the U.S. in 2007, and since 1991 vehicles are leaving the roadway in a higher percentage of single-vehicle crashes.

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