1 person dead in crash on Old Highway 63

2 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, March 04 2017 Mar 4, 2017 Saturday, March 04, 2017 6:04:00 PM CST March 04, 2017 in News
By: Lauren Petterson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA — One person is dead after a crash on Old Highway 63 around 2:20 p.m. on Saturday. The accident involved two vehicles.

According to the Columbia Police Department, 58-year-old Kenneth Wimer of Jefferson City was pulling out of a private drive in the 1000 block of Old Highway 63. He was trying to make a left turn to travel southbound on Old Highway 63 when a vehicle driven by Michelle Gilbert, 33, was traveling northbound and crashed into the side of Wimer's vehicle.

Wimer was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and died at the hospital. Gilbert was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

According to CPD, both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

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