Joplin Man Arrested After Crash In Laclede County

A 28-year-old Joplin man was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield following a single-vehicle crash at 12:55 Saturday morning on Interstate 44, at the 125 mile-marker, 1 mile west of Lebanon. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that the car, driven by Austin T. White, ran off the left side of the road and struck a cable barrier, ejecting White from the vehicle. White suffered serious injuries in the mishap. He was not wearing a seatbelt. White is facing charges of D.W.I. and Careless and Imprudent driving involving a crash.