Two-vehicle crash in Columbia


Emergency personnel responded about 5:30 p.m. Saturday to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 3 and North Main Street in Columbia.

The vehicles involved were an Amazon delivery van driven by Terry Turner, 23, of St. Louis and a 2015 Ford F-150 driven by Lawrence Balsamo, 67, of Ballwin, Mo.

The force of the collision resulted in the pickup truck coming to rest on its side. Balsamo and a female passenger required extrication by Columbia Fire Department volunteers but both refused medical transport.

Police said the pickup truck was traveling south on Route 3 and attempted to make a left turn onto North Main Street when it was struck by the van, which was traveling north on Route 3.

Balsamo was cited for failure to yield-turning left.

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