A Columbus, Ohio man was injured in an accident that occured on I-70, 4 miles west of Vandalia, Friday at approximately 4:00 pm.
A vehicle driven by 25-year-old John R. Poehlmann, of Columbus, Ohio, veered off the north side of the interstate into the median, for unknown reasons. Poehlmann over-corrected and the vehicle crossed both eastbound lanes of I-70 into the ditch on the south side of the interstate. Then the vehicle struck a tree. Poehlmann was airlifted from the scene, with serious injuries, to Saint Louis University hospital.
Charges are pending investigation.