Sunday crash near Columbia

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Emergency personnel responded shortly after 10:20 a.m. Sunday to a vehicle crash in the 9600 block of D Road near Steppig Road southwest of Columbia.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said a 2008 Ford Escape with Missouri plates driven by Sean Brawley, 31, of St. Louis, was driving south on D Road and went off the roadway, striking a power transformer box an HTC box and a tree. Multiple residents in that area reported a power outage.

Responding agencies included the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Columbia Fire Department and Columbia EMS.

Monroe County Electric Cooperative and HTC also responded to the scene.

Brawley was transported to Mercy Hospital South for treatment of unknown injuries. A passenger in his vehicle, Brian Hutson, 22, of Columbia, was not injured.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. Possible charges are pending.

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