A 29-year-old Lakin man was injured Monday afternoon when the semi trailer he was driving slid into the ditch on Haskell County Line Road just west of U.S. Highway 83.

Patrick W. Lauppe was eastbound in a 2017 Peterbilt semi trailer at about 12:34 p.m. when the trailer started to slide into the ditch due to muddy conditions and dragged the tractor into the ditch also, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The vehicle rolled onto the passenger side and lost its load.

Lauppe, who wasn’t wearing his seat belt, was taken to St. Catherine Hospital, according to the KHP.