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Crash closes Highway 54 bypass in Mexico

One person was flown Monday to a hospital for treatment after a crash on the Highway 54 bypass in Mexico.

The crash happened at about 2 p.m. and involved a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer, Mexico Department of Public Safety Maj. Brice Mesko wrote in an email. The tractor-trailer overturned and the driver of the passenger vehicle was flown to University Hospital in Columbia, Mesko wrote.

The bypass was closed in both directions after the crash. At about 5 p.m. one lane had reopened as the cleanup continued, Mesko wrote. The crash was under investigation, he said.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The headline has been corrected to remove a reference to Jefferson City.

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