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Crash on Route 3 in Columbia

By on December 25, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash with minor injury on Route 3 at South Main Street in Columbia shortly after 1 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Police said a 2007 Mercury four-door driven by Tyler Grafton, 18, of Columbia, was traveling south on Route 3 and attempted to turn onto South Main when it collided with a 1997 Lincoln driven by Robert Touchette, 57, of Millstadt.

A passenger in Touchette’s vehicle was transported to Belleville Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Grafton was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.



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