COLUMBIA — Highway WW closed down Saturday afternoon because of a head-on collision east of Rangeline Road.
A Geo Prizm collided with a Ford Festiva at about 1 p.m.
Both drivers were sent to University Hospital with moderate injuries, said Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Scott Ballard. There were no passengers.
The collision occurred between Rangeline Road and Montrose Avenue, east of Columbia. Traffic was redirected while emergency crews responded to the collision.
The driver of the green Prizm was heading east, crossed the double yellow line and hit the red Festiva head-on, Ballard said. The Festiva ended up perpendicular to the road on the side of the hill.
The names of the drivers have not been released, and authorities did not know why the Prizm crossed into on-coming traffic.
A woman died in a collision on Friday on the same road, a little bit west. But Ballard said the two accidents were different and do not signal a pattern, as the other driver in Friday's collision rolled through a stop sign.