Monday crash on I-255 near Columbia

Columbia EMS and fire department personnel assisted the Missouri Highway Patrol in responding early Monday afternoon to a vehicle crash on I-255 eastbound just on the Illinois side of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.

The Missouri Highway Patrol report states that a 1999 Kenworth driven by Dennis J. Neal, 62, of Mountain View, Mo., lost its drive shaft and a 2007 Cadillac Escalade driven by Kenneth W. Zellers, 87, of Columbia, attempted to avoid striking it when the Cadillac was struck from behind by a 2005 Ford F250 driven by Tyler A. Valle, 29, of Festus, Mo.

Zellers and his 81-year-old female passenger were both transported to Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis County for treatment of unspecified injuries.

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