An Essex man is seriously hurt in a crash early Tuesday morning in Stoddard County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol it happened at 2:26 a.m. on Highway 60, 3 miles east of Fisk.
The crash report shows 23-year-old James Montgomery went off the right side of the road, hit a guardrail, and then his 2002 Pontiac Grand AM came to a rest on the road.
A portion of the MODOT cable barrier was damaged in the incident.
According to the highway patrol, Montgomery was not wearing a seat belt.
He suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.