Type of Incident: Fatality Crash
Date and Time Occurred: 11/27/17 @ 12:52 a.m.
Accident Location: 4600 block of I-70 Drive Southeast
Passenger 1: Cathy Watson
Passenger 2: Randy Burks
Injury: Serious/Life Threatening
The vehicle was traveling east in the 4600 block of I-70 Drive Southeast when the vehicle began fading to the right and crashed into a bridge support. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot. Passenger 1 had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Columbia Fire Department. Passenger 2 was riding in the bed of the truck.
Both passengers were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for serious/life threatening injuries. Passenger 1, Cathy Watson, later died in the hospital due to her injuries sustained in the crash.
The investigation is ongoing.