Two crashes Friday in Columbia

Emergency personnel responded about 12:45 p.m. Friday to the report of two crashes at the intersection of Ghent Road at Palmer Road in Columbia. 

Responding agencies included the Columbia police, fire and EMS departments. 

Police said the first crash involved a 2014 Nissan Rogue driven by a 16-year-old Columbia female and a 2022 Volkswagen driven by Joseph Matthews, 26, of Columbia. The teen was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

The second crash, which occurred in the aftermath of the initial collision, involved a 2022 Ford SUV driven by Heidi Donald, 46, of Columbia, and a 2010 Honda SUV driven by Barbara Dillon, 75, of Waterloo. Donald was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

None of those involved in these crashes required medical transport from the scene.

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