A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured Tuesday night when he was struck by a motorist, the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Tpr. Catherine Goodwin said a southbound 2016 Ford F-350 driven by Gary H. Sowell, 68, struck the boy on Lilly Road at about 9 p.m. about one mile south of Houston.
The boy, who was not identified, was taken by ambulance to Mercy in Springfield.
Goodwin said Sowell was not wearing a seat belt. The investigation is continuing.
Assisting at the scene was the Texas County Sheriff's Department.