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Athena Welch of Jefferson City Missouri Extricated and Flown to University Hospital


04/17/2020 Jefferson City Missouri-

Two from Jefferson City Suffer Injuries After Friday’s Single-Car Crash in Jefferson City.

The crash happened in the 1700 block of Highway 50/63 at about 2:30 p.m., the Jefferson City Police Department said in a news release. Benjamin Weaver, 65, was driving a 2014 Jeep Patriot westbound when the vehicle went off the road and hit a rock bluff on the passenger side, police said.

Weaver was taken by ambulance to University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. His passenger, 29-year-old Athena Welch, was extricated from the vehicle and flown to University Hospital, police said. Both are from Jefferson City.

Welch was in serious condition Friday. Weaver was in fair condition. They were both wearing seat belts, police said.