A St. Clair man was seriously injured in a car crash after his vehicle traveled off a road and struck a tree, Sunday, April 15.

Richard L. Govro, 26, was driving a 1997 Dodge Dakota south on Highway 47, north of East Happy Sac Road, when he fell asleep and traveled off the right side of the road, down an embankment and struck a tree at 4:45 p.m., according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol preliminary report.

Govro was taken to Mercy Hospital Washington by St. Clair Ambulance for serious injuries. The driver was wearing a seat belt, the patrol said.