Explorer hydroplanes on Hwy 63, driver sustains serious injuries

MACON, MO – A 2018 Ford Explorer hydroplaned on Highway 63 causing it to crash into a tree on Sunday evening.

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Dylan H. Wertz was traveling south on Highway 63 when the Ford hydroplaned. The vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and hit a tree. MSHP reports the crash happened at Heade Street around 5:30 p.m.

Wertz was transported to University Hospital for serious injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.

The Ford was totaled.

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