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UPDATE: Driver in serious condition after Ash Street accident

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 1:51 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Police released Wednesday the names of the victims involved in the accident that occurred Tuesday evening at Ash Street and Ridgeway Avenue.

Lynna Relford-Jones, 43, of Moberly, was the driver of 2003 Pontiac Grand Am that was hit  by a white 1999 Ford F-150, according to a Columbia Police Department news release. She was taken to Women's and Children's Hospital and was reported to be in serious condition as of Wednesday morning.

Cecil Johnson III, 8, was also taken to Women's and Children's Hospital and was reported in good condition as of Wednesday morning. 

Altamese White, 27, of Columbia, and Carleitho White, 8 months, were transported to University Hospital, according to the news release. 

Altamese White was the only one wearing a seat belt, according to the news release. 

The driver of the white 1999 Ford F-150 has not yet been identified. According to the police report, the driver was traveling westbound on Ash Street at a high rate of speed when the truck hit the Pontiac Grand Am that was turning left off of Ridgeway Avenue. The driver left the scene on foot, according to the release. 

 Supervising editor is Hannah Wiese. 


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