Columbia driver seriously injured in Randolph County accident

RANDOLPH COUNTY, MO – A 52-year-old Columbia driver was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on Highway B on Wednesday afternoon.

Merle A. Downing was traveling west on Highway B in a 2005 Buick Rondevous, Missouri State Highway Patrol reports. The vehicle traveled off the north side of the highway, struck the ground, and overturned about one mile west of Higbee around 4:05 p.m.

Downing was ejected from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt. MSHP reports he was airlifted to University Hospital.

The Buick was totaled.

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