Friday morning crash in Columbia

Emergency personnel responded about 8:40 a.m. Friday to a two-vehicle crash on Route 3 southbound at Veterans Parkway in Columbia. Southbound traffic was closed as a result of the crash.

There was road blockage as a result of the collision, and Columbia EMS was requested to treat two occupants involved in the crash. Both vehicles had Missouri license plates.

Responding agencies included the Columbia Police Department, Columbia Fire Department and Columbia EMS.

Police said a grey Ford truck was turning north on Route 3 from Veterans Parkway at a green light. The truck was pulling a tandem trailer full of wood. The truck was driven by Ronald J. Wengert, 59, of Perryville, Mo. The front seat passenger was Mark G. Lukefahr, 43, of Perryville, Mo. As the truck was driving through the intersection, a silver Pontiac driven by Andrew J. Dupree, 31, of Ironton, Mo., ran the red light on Route 3 southbound and collided into the rear driver’s side of the Ford truck. Dupree was cited for disobeying a traffic signal. 

Two cars collided at the intersection of Admiral Parkway at Veterans Parkway on October 28 at 8:39 AM. 

There was another accident at that intersection about 9 a.m. Thursday, police said, involving a 2020 Ford SUV driven by Eva Schaefer, 73, and a 2017 Chevrolet Truck driven by Paul Feldker, 82. No injuries were reported.


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