Woman involved in Route WW collision dies

Sunday, January 17, 2010 | 1:41 p.m. CST; updated 6:31 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 17, 2010
Missouri State Trooper Scott Ballard, left, takes notes for his accident report at the site of a head-on collision on Highway WW east of Rangeline Road early Saturday afternoon. Both drivers, the only occupants of the vehicles, were taken to University Hospital with moderate to severe injuries.

*CORRECTION: The Geo Prizm was the vehicle that crossed the center line. The accident occurred on Saturday. An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported this information.

COLUMBIA – The 21-year-old driver involved in a near head-on collision Saturday* afternoon on Route WW has died.

Brandy Phillips, who lived in Thompson, near Mexico, was pronounced dead several hours after being taken to University Hospital.


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According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when Phillips’ Ford Festiva collided with a westbound Geo Prizm that crossed the center line* less than a mile east of Rangeline Road.

The driver of the Prizm, Byron Young, a 38-year-old man from Fulton, was also taken to University Hospital with moderate injuries. He was listed in fair condition Sunday afternoon.

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Veronica Puffinbarger January 17, 2010 | 5:06 p.m.

you all have been very misinformed!
this is the crash report. Mr. Young was the responsible party for this crash!!!! Not Mrs. Phillips. Mr. Young was an uninsured motorist who caused a horrific tradgedy by his poor use of judgement.

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Andrea Atkinson January 17, 2010 | 5:40 p.m.

Thank You for your swift correction of this story!!!!!

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