Saturday evening crash in Columbia


Emergency personnel responded to a three-vehicle crash at about 6:05 p.m. Saturday on Palmer Road near Old Route 3 in Columbia.

Police said a 2002 Buick driven by Michael Gummersheimer, 56, of Troy, Mo., was attempting to cross Palmer Road from Old Route to Ghent Road when he crossed into the path of a 2020 Acura TSX driven by Amanda Kempfer, 23, of Springfield, Mo., which was traveling west on Palmer Road. The collision resulted in the Acura striking a 2011 GMC Acadia driven by Brian Donovan, 46, of Columbia, which was stopped on Ghent Road.

Kempfer was transported by Columbia EMS to Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis County for treatment of minor injuries.

Gummersheimer was cited for failure to yield (right of way).

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