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Two hurt in Route WW crash

Scene of Route WW crash
Boone County Fire Protection District
First responders work at the scene of a crash on Route WW east of Columbia on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
SUV hangs over bridge after Route WW crash
Boone County Fire Protection District
An SUV is seen hanging off a bridge on Route WW east of Columbia on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Crash on Route WW
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First responders work at a crash scene on Route WW just east of Columbia on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

BOONE COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ)

Two people were hurt when a vehicle crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on Wednesday on Route WW just east of Columbia.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a Toyota Camry driven by Matthew Akins, 31, of St. James, was heading east on Route WW at North Fork Creek when it crossed the line. Akins' vehicle hit a Toyota RAV-4 driven by Drew Smith, 19, of Liberty, Missouri head-on, the patrol reported.

Smith and Akins each were taken by ambulance to University of Missouri hospital with moderate injuries.

Smith's SUV was left with its back end hanging off the bridge at the creek.

The crash temporarily closed the road.

Watch a replay of live video from the scene below.

The Boone County Fire Protection District said in social media posts that both drivers had to be pulled from their vehicles.

Fire district Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp said firefighters had to secure the SUV to a truck to keep it from falling over the side of the bridge.

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Matthew Sanders

Matthew Sanders is the digital content director at ABC 17 News.

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