Tuesday evening injury crash in Columbia

Pictured is the crash scene Tuesday night. (James “Tal” Moss photo)

A Waterloo man was arrested for felony DUI following an early Tuesday evening injury crash in Columbia.

Emergency personnel responded at 5:30 p.m. to a head-on crash at the intersection of Palmer Road/Bluff Road at DD Road with entrapment.

Police said Nicholas Shrum, 36, of Waterloo, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado approaching the intersection. Janice Aubuchon, 60, of Waterloo, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt southbound on Palmer Road. The vehicles collided at the intersection.

Columbia police, fire department and EMS personnel responded to the crash site, as did Monroe County EMS. Both drivers were transported to St. Louis hospitals for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

Shrum was later transported to the Monroe County Jail on charges of DUI, driving in the wrong lane, no insurance, aggravated DUI and driving with a suspended driver’s license.

The traffic investigation  is ongoing.

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