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Two suffer minor injuries in Highway 50 crash

Two people suffered minor injuries in a Tuesday crash on Highway 50 in Jefferson City.

The crash happened a little after 11:30 a.m. when Deandre Franklin, 29, of Jefferson City, tried to avoid slow traffic on Highway 50 at the Lafayette Street overpass by changing lanes in his Chevrolet Impala and lost control, hitting another car, according to a Jefferson City Police Department report. Franklin’s Impala rolled onto its roof after hitting the other car and a highway divider, according to the report.

The other car, a Honda Civic driven by Williarm Grant of Jefferson City, was pushed into the concrete wall next to the highway in the crash, the report said.

Grant and Fraklin both suffered minor injuries. A 25-year-old man and a 6-year-old child in Franklin’s vehicle were not wearing seat belts but were not hurt, according to the report.

Westbound traffic on Highway 50 was diverted to onto Lafayette Street for agbout 45 minutes, police said.

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