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Columbia police identify man killed in crash


UPDATE: Columbia police identified the man killed Monday afternoon as 50-year-old James Markey.

According to a news release, the crash happened as a truck was traveling north on Madison near Business Loop 70. Police said the truck turned east onto Business Loop 70 and then turned north on Parkade Boulevard.

The release said Markey was driving a motorcycle west on Business Loop 70 and tried to avoid the truck, but was unable to.

Police said the driver of the truck, 64-year-old Birdie Duff, and a 2-year-old passenger were not injured.

Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a contributing factor, according to police.

UPDATE: Columbia police confirmed a moped driven by a 50-year-old man driving west on Business Loop 70 was struck by a vehicle going eastbound, which turned left onto Parked Boulevard.

Police said the driver of the moped has died and next of kin is being notified.

ORIGINAL: Parts of a busy road in central Columbia remained closed after a serious traffic crash on Monday afternoon.

According to Boone County Joint Communications, Business Loop 70 West at Parkade Boulevard was closed for the investigation around 3 p.m.

BOONE CO JOINT COM: W Business Loop at Parkade Blvd is closed due to an accident investigation. Choose alternate route.

— Joint Communications (@BCJC911) July 30, 2018

Witnesses told ABC 17 News the crash appeared to involve an SUV and a motorcyclist.

Investigators have not released how many vehicles were involved or the conditions of anyone hurt in this crash.

ABC 17 News will update this story once new information is released.

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