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A man and woman were injured in an accident early Sunday

Sunday, January 12, 2014 | 3:33 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — An injury accident on Business Loop 70 left two people injured, one seriously, around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Police suspect the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident, according to a police news release.

Matthew Wyatt, 21, was driving on the wrong side of Business Loop 70 near Parkade Road in a white 1999 Chevy Blazer. As the vehicle traveled westbound in the eastbound lanes of traffic it ran off the left side of the road and crashed into a traffic control box, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Wyatt and a passenger, Lacy Wright-Skaggs, 24, were transported by ambulance to University Hospital. Wyatt was treated for serious injuries and Wright-Skaggs was treated for minor injuries. Neither person was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Supervising editor is Stephanie Ebbs.


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