Date and Time: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at approximately 6:20 p.m.
Location: Paris Road at the southbound entrance ramp to Highway 63
Vehicle & Driver Info:
Vehicle 1 - Black Ford F250
Driver 1 - Travis W. Mechlin, (male) 30, Columbia, Missouri, Seat belt - undetermined, Minor injuries
Passenger 1 - Kevin D. Clark, (male) 23, Dixon, Missouri, Seat belt - undetermined, Moderate injuries
Vehicle 2 - White Ford Escape
Driver 2 - Jamey E. Sheppard, (male) 32, Columbia, Missouri, Seat belt - undetermined, Life-threatening injuries
Vehicle 1 was traveling south on Paris Road. Vehicle 2 was traveling north on Paris Road. Vehicle 1 was attempting to make a left hand turn onto southbound Highway 63. Vehicle 1 and Vehicle 2 were then involved in a head-on angle collision. Alcohol was a contributing factor in this crash. There is no further information as this investigation is ongoing.
As a result of the preliminary investigation and after being released from the hospital, Travis W. Mechlin (Driver 1) was charged with Driving While Intoxicated - Serious Physical Injury.
Case number: 2019-011474