Centralia man in serious condition after car accident Tuesday afternoon

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | 7:31 p.m. CDT; updated 12:31 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, March 12, 2014

COLUMBIA — A Centralia man was in serious but stable condition after a car accident at 12:03 p.m. Tuesday in Columbia.

Jack Hargis, 80, and Caroline Hargis, 76, were traveling southwest on Route B when they failed to yield while turning left onto Highway 63, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

The passenger side of the Hargis' vehicle collided with Michael Jones' vehicle.

After the collision, the Hargis' vehicle ran off the roadway and into a signal pole. The Columbia Fire Department extricated both Caroline and Jack Hargis from their vehicle, according to the release.

The Hargis' vehicle was totaled and Jones' vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Caroline Hargis and Jones, 49, received minor injuries. Jack Hargis was transported from the scene to University Hospital.

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