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Jefferson City crash sends pedestrian to hospital; second crash blocks traffic on Missouri Blvd. ramp

A Jefferson City Police Department police cruiser.
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A Jefferson City Police Department police cruiser.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

A pedestrian is injured after he tried to cross the 1600 block of Jefferson St. Thursday morning at 9:38 in Jefferson City while trying to fix a flat.

According to the Jefferson City police, Everett Pruitt was changing a flat tire when he tried to cross the highway to get to Big O Tire to borrow tools to fix his flat tire.

Officials say Pruitt crossed the guardrail and failed to yield the right of way to a Lincoln Town Car driven by 76-year-old Warren Spencer.

Pruitt was taken to a Columbia hospital with multiple fractures and possible internal injuries. Pruitt is listed in fair condition.

Spencer was not injured in the wreck.

A wreck on the Highway 179 ramp to Missouri Blvd. earlier in the morning delayed traffic two hours starting at 8:27.

According to the Jefferson City police, a 2006 Nissan Sentra going northbound on Highway 179 failed to yield the right of way and turned into an 18-wheeler that was traveling southbound.

The driver of the Sentra said she had a medical episode while driving and that is why she lost control of the vehicle.

The driver of the Nissan, 29-year-old Shawna Richardson was evaluated by EMS but chose not to go to the hospital. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

Cole / Jefferson City / Local News / News / Top Stories / Transportation

Karl Wehmhoener

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