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Fulton woman killed in Columbia crash

A Fulton woman died and another Fulton woman suffered serious injuries in a crash on an icy road Thursday morning in east Columbia.

The Columbia Police Department said Wendy Garcia-Raygoza, 24, was killed when a car driven by Eunice McCaleb, 79, crossed the center line and hit Garcia-Raygoza’s car head-on. McCaleb suffered serious injuries in the crash. A pickup truck driving behind McCaleb then hit McCaleb’s vehicle, police said.

The crash happened just before 8 a.m. at the Hominy Creek Bridge.

McCaleb was hospitalized with serious injuries. Garcia-Raygoza was pronounced dead at the hospital. The pickup truck driver was not injured.

Garcia-Raygoza was not wearing a seat belt, police said. Police said drugs or alcohol were not suspected as contributing factors in teh crash, but the road was icy.

The crash is the fifth resulting in a death in Columbia this year.

The road was blocked temporarily during the response and investigation.

Columbia Fire Crews working vehicle accident with entrapment on Broadway near Keene Street. Roadway is blocked. @ColumbiaPD @MoDOT_Central @MSHPTrooperF

— Columbia_Fire (@Columbia_Fire) February 21, 2019

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