Thursday evening crash near JB Bridge


Emergency personnel responded shortly before 8:15 p.m. Thursday to a two-vehicle crash on I-255 westbound near the deck of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge in Columbia.

The right lane of I-255 westbound was temporarily blocked as emergency personnel tended to those involved in the crash.

Responding agencies included Columbia police, fire department and EMS in addition to Illinois State Police.

ISP said preliminary reports indicate a GMC Sierra pickup truck driven by John E. Day, 57, of St. Louis, was stalled and parked in the right lane of traffic on I-255 westbound at milepost 3.8. An Acura MDX traveling westbound on I-255 behind the pickup was unable to stop in time to avoid striking the truck from behind.

The driver of the Acura refused medical treatment at the scene. Day, who was cited for driving while license suspended and no insurance, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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