A 23-year-old Centralia man was injured in a single-vehicle crash on the Walnut Hill Road southeast of Centralia that was blamed on a mechanical problem.
Terry Hast of Janet Drive was driving westbound in the 100 block of Walnut Hill Road when something broke in the front end of his pickup truck causing him to run off the right side of the road. He then overcorrected and went across both lanes of traffic before leaving the left side of the road. Hast then traveled into the roadside ditch and struck a culvert. He was thrown through the windshield after his seatbelt broke.
Hast was taken to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia for treatment of injuries.
The crash occurred at 10:12 Saturday morning.