Date and Time: Aug. 26 at 7:20 p.m.
Location: Westbound at Stadium and Forum Boulevard
Vehicle, Driver and Pedestrian Information:
Vehicle 1 - 2008 Chevrolet Silverado
Driver 1 - Steve Grisham, 58, of Fulton. Seatbelt, injuries - moderate
Vehicle 2 - 2010 Mazda CX7
Driver 2 - Scott Meyer, 31, of Columbia. Seatbelt, injuries - minor
Vehicle 3 - 2012 Buick Regal
Driver 3 - Jeanetta Dobyns, 51, of Columbia. Seatbelt, injuries - minor
Vehicle 4 - 2005 Toyota Camry
Driver 4 - Yonathan T. Astatke, 19 of Columbia. Seatbelt, injuries - minor
All vehicles involved were traveling westbound on Stadium Boulevard and were in the turn lane to head southbound on Forum Boulevard.
Vehicles 2, 3, and 4 had come to a complete stop preparing to make a left turn southbound on Forum Boulevard when Vehicle 2 was struck in the rear by Vehicle 1.
As a result, this caused a chain reaction where Vehicle 2 struck the rear of Vehicle 3, and Vehicle 3 struck the rear of Vehicle 4.
Officers observed moderate/severe damage to the front end of Vehicle 1. Vehicle 2 sustained moderate/severe damage to the front and rear of Vehicle 2. There was moderate damage to the front and rear of Vehicle 3 and minor damage observed to the rear of Vehicle 4.
The driver of Vehicle 1 suffered from moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital by EMS. Upon release, he was issued a summons for driving while revoked. Driver 2, 3, and 4 received minor injuries in the crash.
This is an ongoing investigation. There are no further details to provide at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.
Incident Number 2020-207127 and Case Number 2020-007866