One man is in serious condition after crashing into a utility pole. According to the Missouri state highway patrol, 25 year old jimmy brown of Sedalia was traveling south on highway 7 in Benton County when he swerved to avoid a driver who was driving down the wrong side of the roadway. When he swerved, he over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle thus slamming into the utility pole. An additional vehicle driven by Kristopher Johnson of Kansas City, who was also traveling southbound, hit a guide wire that had broken off the pole. Brown was taken to lake regional hospital for treatment. The Benton County sheriff, Deer Creek fire department and the Warsaw Lincoln ambulance district assisted in the investigation.