A Clinton man was injured in a one-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday night in Henry County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a southbound 2001 Chevy Silverado, driven by 43-year-old James J. Hetherington of Clinton, was on Route N, one mile north of NW 501st Road around 8:15 p.m., when the truck ran off the right side of the roadway and struck an embankment and a fence.

Hetherington suffered serious injuries and was flown by Lifeflight to Research Medical Center for treatment. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the report.

The Chevy was totaled.

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Hetherington was later arrested by the Patrol at 9:20 p.m., and charged with driving while intoxicated (chronic offender), no insurance, and failure to maintain the right half of the roadway.

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