Mount Gambier man taken to hospital after crashing into tree

A 26-YEAR-OLD man has been taken to hospital after crashing into a tree midway between the South Australian border and Casterton this morning.

Hamilton police Sergeant Michael Vaughan said the single-vehicle accident happened in the Strathdownie district about 4.30am.

He said the Mount Gambier driver lost control and ran into a tree, suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver was transported by ambulance to the Mount Gambier hospital.

His car received extensive damage. 

"​Fatigue is believed to be a significant factor in the accident," Sergeant Vaughan said.

​"​We would take this opportunity to warn all drivers to drive to the road conditions, plan your trip and take a break if you feel tired," he said.