A 24 year old Columbus, Ohio man was injured in a one vehicle accident on Friday afternoon on Interstate 70 in Fayette County. The accident was on east bound Interstate 70 at mile marker 57—which is right around the midway point between the Mulberry Grove exit and west Vandalia exit–and the accident occurred at 4:10 pm. Illinois State Police reports say that a vehicle driven by 24 year old John R. Poehlmann of Columbus, Ohio went off the left side of the Interstate and into the median for unknown reasons. State Police reports say he then overcorrected and the vehicle went across both the eastbound lanes of I-70 and into the ditch on the south side where the vehicle then struck a tree. The driver was airlifted from the scene to St. Louis University Hospital with serious injuries. The Vandalia Fire Department was called to the scene to help with the situation and traffic was slowed and re-routed for a few hours in that area of I-70.