Driver leaves scene of fatal Columbia crash

10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago Tuesday, November 28 2017 Nov 28, 2017 Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:07:00 PM CST November 28, 2017 in News
By: Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - A passenger died and the driver of a vehicle left the scene of a crash on foot early Monday morning, Columbia police said.

A vehicle driving east crashed into a bridge support near the 4600 block of Interstate 70 Drive Southeast around 12:50 a.m., police said. 

Cathy Watson, 58, of Columbia, was extricated by the Columbia Fire Department and was not wearing a seatbelt, Columbia police said in a news release. Watson later died at the hospital.

Randy Burks, 51, of Columbia, who was riding in the bed of the truck, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver has not been identified.

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