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Two runaways injured in single-car crash near Hartsburg

Sunday, April 20, 2014 | 4:43 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A single-car crash involving five runaway minors from Iowa sent two passengers to a Columbia hospital with serious injuries.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Hartsburg Bottom Road and Bush Landing Road in the Missouri river bottom near Hartsburg at 8:17 a.m. Sunday, according to Columbia dispatch records.

The car hit a metal bridge and rolled off of the roadway, said Price Nichols of the Southern Boone County Fire Protection District. 

University Hospital and Boone Hospital Center ambulances responded to the scene and transported two of the passengers to a hospital, Nichols said, but the other three fled the scene on foot. Nichols said one was caught quickly, but the other two evaded officers for an hour until they were found hiding by the Missouri River.

Nichols said the five youth in the car were runaways from Des Moines, Iowa. No names have been released. The investigation is ongoing.

The Boone County Sheriff's office confirmed the passengers were all under the age of 17 and would not provide further details.

Supervising editor is Zachary Matson.


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