A truck driver from Iowa was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 6:29 a.m. Wednesday on Route M, 4 miles north of Oronogo in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Gary A. Reinier, 35, of Muscatine, Iowa, was taken to Mercy Hospital Joplin with minor injuries.

He was driving an eastbound semitruck that ran off the road, struck a mailbox and overturned, the patrol said.

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Jeff Lehr is a reporter for The Joplin Globe.