One driver seriously injured in U.S. 63 crash

Friday, June 27, 2014 | 3:38 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – Two people were hospitalized early Friday after their car struck a tow truck attempting a three-point turn on U.S. 63.

The tow truck was making the turn at about 1:50 a.m. when a Pontiac Grand Am drove over a hill and collided with the car being towed, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report.

The Pontiac's driver, Mallory Embree, 22, was taken to University Hospital with minor injuries. Her passenger, Alexander Wiesner, 23, was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to the report.

Embree and the tow truck driver, Tommie Devore, 40, were both wearing their seat belts. Devore was unhurt in the crash. It wasn't clear if Wiesner was wearing his seat belt.

The tow truck was not damaged, but both the vehicle being towed and the Pontiac were totaled.

Supervising editor is Seth Klamann.

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