UPDATE: Woman Charged in Twin Lakes Bridge Crash

5 years 4 months 5 hours ago August 10, 2011 Aug 10, 2011 Wednesday, August 10 2011 Wednesday, August 10, 2011 12:19:00 PM CDT in News
By: James Jobes & Sam Kubota

COLUMBIA - A local woman was charged with her third DWI after driving off the road and down a steep enbankment near Twin Lakes Bridge.

Elizabeth Klaus, 32, was taken to University Hospital after the accident Monday night where she was briefly held before being released. 

A passenger in the car, Lucas Klaus, 5, was badly injured and originally reported to be in critical condition. KOMU reported Tuesday his condition was "good." University Hospital officals confirmed Wednesday Lucas Klaus has been released from the hospital.

The accident happened Monday night near Twin Bridges off Route E and Wilcox Road. The blue Ford Explorer reportedly veered off the road, went airborne and crashed near the water. Police did not find a child safety seat or a booster seat in the car.

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