Columbia Police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Scott Boulevard and West Southview Drive for a report of a head-on motor vehicle crash with serious injuries. The roadway was closed for several hours.
Date & Time: 03/09/2019 at 2:05 p.m.
Location: Scott Boulevard/West Southview Drive
Vehicle(s) & Driver(s):
Vehicle 1: 2000 Honda Accord
Driver 1: David Earls, 33, Columbia, Missouri, no seatbelt, serious injuries
Vehicle 2: 2010 Toyota 4-Runner
Driver 2: Christine Deleiko, 32, Eureka, Missouri, seatbelt, minor injuries
Passenger 1: Laura Brand, 29, Wildwood, Missouri, seatbelt, minor injuries
Passenger 2: Jason Deleiko, 41, Eureka, Missouri, seatbelt, minor injuries
Passenger 3: Juvenile, 12, Eureka, Missouri, seatbelt, minor injuries
Synopsis: The crash occurred when Vehicle 1 was driving northbound on Scott Boulevard near West Southview Drive in the southbound lane and Vehicle 2 was driving southbound on Scott Boulevard in the southbound lane. Vehicle 2 attempted to avoid Vehicle 1 by changing into the northbound lane, but Vehicle 1 also changed into the northbound lane. Vehicle 1 collided with the front of Vehicle 2. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.
If anyone has any information about this incident, please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or Crimestoppers at 573.875.TIPS to remain anonymous.
Case number: 2019-002271