ROLLA, Mo. -

A Rolla man was seriously hurt in a crash in Phelps County Saturday morning.

Charles Tankersley, 69, was driving on Route O just south of the city when the crash happened at 9:55 a.m.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports show Tanskersley fell asleep behind the wheel, went off the road and hit a mailbox and tree.

Tankersley was taken by ambulance to Phelps County Regional Medical Center.