Friday evening crash in Columbia

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Pictured is the Buick Park Avenue that was involved in the Friday night crash in Columbia. (Corey Saathoff photo)

Two people were transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-car crash that occurred about 5:50 p.m. Friday on Route 3 at North Main Street in Columbia.

The cars involved were a 2003 Buick Park Avenue driven by Mark Foster, 58, of St. Louis, and a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Kaitlyn Wilhelm, 16, of Columbia.

North Main Street was closed to traffic at Route 3 for a brief time as crews worked to clear the crash.

Wilhelm and a passenger in her car were transported to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Foster refused medical transport.

Police said the Malibu was traveling south on Route 3 and was turning left onto North Main when it collided with the Buick, which was traveling north on Route 3.

Wilhelm was cited for failure to yield-turning left.

Columbia police, fire and EMS handled the crash, which was the second at that intersection within two hours. For more on the earlier accident, click here.

Pictured, a fireman assists in loading the crashed Chevy Malibu onto a tow truck.
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