JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Three people were injured – two seriously – in a Thursday crash in Jefferson City on westbound Highway 50/63 near militia drive, according to a crash report from the Jefferson City Police Department
Two vehicles were heading westbound when Kenneth Bleigh, 58, of Chamois – who was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe – failed to notice a 2017 Dodge Charger stopping for congested traffic because of another crash. The Chevy skid and hit the rear of the Dodge, according to the crash report. The Dodge was being driven by Jerry Petershagen, 73, of Jefferson City.
Chevy continued to skid and went off the right side of the road, hit a rock wall and turned over onto its passenger side, the report states.
Bleigh and his passenger – 32-year-old Meghan Birmingham, of Chamois – were extricated from their vehicle by firefighters, according to the report. Both people in the Chevy suffered serious injuries. Bleigh was flown to University Hospital, while Birmingham was brought to the hospital by ambulance.
Petershagen reportedly had moderate injuries, but was treated and released at the scene.
Traffic in the area was affected for about 45 minutes, according to the report.
The Chevy was totaled, while the Dodge had moderate damage.