Crash south of Columbia


Columbia police and EMS responded about 8 a.m. Wednesday to a vehicle crash with lane blockage on Route 3 northbound near Gilmore Lake Road.

Police said a 1994 GMC Sonoma driven by Raymond Ratajczyk, 80, of Columbia, was turning left onto Gilmore Lake Road from southbound Route 3 when his truck collided with a 2001 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Drake Koch, 19, of Waterloo, which was northbound on Route 3.

Koch was checked out at the scene by Columbia EMS but refused medical transport. He was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. Ratajczyk was cited for failure to yield turning left.



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