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Jackie Wells killed in Car Crash in Jefferson City


According to KOMU.

A Jefferson City woman died after a serious crash on the Route 179 overpass at U.S. Route 54 in Jefferson City Tuesday.

According to a release from the Jefferson City Police Department, the department first received calls of a serious crash around 10:21 a.m. Tuesday.

Jackie Wells, 85, was driving eastbound on Route 179 in a Honda CRV when it collided with a GMC truck. The truck was coming from the eastbound U.S. Route 54 ramp and was making a left turn.

Wells’ vehicle struck the driver’s side of the truck front on, which was driven by 52-year-old Danielle Malzner, of Russellville.

Both drivers were removed from their vehicles. Wells was taken to a local hospital but later succumbed to her injuries. She was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the report.

Malzner, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to a Columbia hospital by ambulance and was treated for her injuries.

MoDOT closed the eastbound Route 54 exit ramp and the overpass at Route 179 around 11:15 a.m. It opened about an hour later.

The crash is still under investigation by JCPD.

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