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Jefferson City man hurt in Highway 63 crash

UPDATE: A Jefferson City man was taken to University Hospital by helicopter after a crash on Highway 63 northbound near the Boone/Callaway county line Tuesday.

Robert Trenary, 45, was hurt when his a tire on his 1999 Ford F250 blew out, causing him to lose control and overturn several times at about 12:10 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a crash report. His vehicle came to rest in the northbound lanes after crossing the southbound lanes, patrol Sgt. Scott White said.

Trenary was wearing a seat belt.

UPDATE: The Missouri Department of Transportation said all lanes were cleared at about 1:30 p.m.

ORIGINAL: A crash was blocking both southbound lanes of Highway 63 between Ashland and Jefferson City early Tuesday afternoon.

At least three vehicles were involved, and an ABC 17 News reporter saw two of them lying on their tops. A truck was towed from the scene. Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers and firefighters were at the crash scene.

The crash took place at Claysville. The Missouri Department of Transportation estimated at about 12:45 p.m. that the road would be closed two hours.

A medical helicopter responded to the crash, patrol Sgt. Scott White said. The helicopter was seen taking off and heading toward Columbia after landing at the crash scene. Traffic was backed up for several miles as of 1:15 p.m.

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