Sunday crash injures 2 in Columbia

Pictured is the crash scene Sunday in Columbia. (Corey Saathoff photo)

Columbia police, fire department and EMS personnel responded shortly before noon Sunday to a three-vehicle crash with injuries on Admiral Parkway (Route 3) at Veterans Parkway. One of the vehicles was on its side with extrication required.

Traffic on southbound Route 3 was diverted as emergency personnel tended to the crash. The crash scene was cleared and traffic at the intersection returned to normal by about 12:45 p.m.

Police said a 2012 Buick Lacrosse driven by Kathleen Kinkel, 73, of Troy, was traveling south on Route 3 when it ran the red light at Veterans Parkway and collided with a 2014 Buick Encore driven by Robert Layton, 83, of Columbia, which was traveling west through the intersection on Veterans Parkway. Layton’s vehicle then collided with a 2015 Ford Explorer driven by Melissa Wilson, 43, of Columbia, which was stopped at the light on eastbound Veterans Parkway.

Kinkel and Layton were both transported by ambulance to St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis County for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries sustained in the crash.

Police said Kinkel was issued citations for disobeying a traffic control device and driving too fast for conditions.


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