2 Missouri men hospitalized after ejected when truck overturns

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BUCHANAN COUNTY —Two people were injured in an accident just after 4:30p.m. Friday in Buchanan County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2008 Ford F550 driven by Robert S. Vestal, 50,  Savannah, was southbound on Interstate 29 just north of downtown St. Joseph.

The driver lost control of the vehicle when a front tire blew out. The truck traveled off the road, struck an embankment and overturned. Vestal and a passenger Tyler N. Kinnison, 23, Maryville, were ejected from the vehicle.

Buchanan County EMS transported them to Mosaic Life Care. They were not wearing seat belts, according to the MSHP.