I-70 Westbound lane in Boone County reopens after crash

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COLUMBIA - Columbia police are investigating a crash on I-70 at Stadium Boulevard on Saturday afternoon that left one person dead and another injured.

Michael May Jr., 42, from Breckenridge Hills, was driving west on I-70 when the car traveled off the right side of the highway and hit a rock outcropping, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department. The car flipped onto its side at the scene.

May, who police said was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at University Hospital. His passenger, Renee May, received minor injuries and was able to remove herself from the vehicle.

While the crash was being cleared, traffic on Westbound I-70 was at a standstill. The crash happened around 1:20 p.m.