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Two pedestrians hit in major crash

Traffic investigators are investigating a major car crash on Grindstone Parkway that sent two people to the hospital and left a car engulfed in flames.

According to the Columbia Fire Department, said two firetrucks and several ambulances were dispatched to what was labeled as an injury crash. Division Chief John Metz said a person was lying in the middle of the roadway when crews arrived and one of the cars was on fire.

Columbia police Sergeant Richard Harrell told ABC 17 News that the driver of a silver vehicle struck two pedestrians and rear-ended a truck that were helping to pick up cones that used for a bike race Sunday.

The truck, driven by Caleb Willis, 22, was following along with the pedestrians.

Police said one pedestiran, Randall L. Siddens, 33, has serious injuries and the other pedestrian, Robin Greener, 22, has minor injuries.

The driver of the silver vehicle, Regine H. McMracken, 23, was taken to the hospital by ambulance and has minor injuries, according to CPD. Willis has minor injuries.

Police said both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

According to ABC 17 reporters at the scene, the entire inside of the car was burned and the area smelled like smoke

A worker from Ultramax Event Services confirmed the second car involved was owned by the company.

Authorities are marking the area with pink spray paint, which will assist them in diagramming and investigating the cause of the crash throughout the week.

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