Three women injured in Cole County crash
Originally published April 13, 2012 at 9:28 p.m., updated April 14, 2012 at 3:10 a.m.
Three women were hurt Friday night in a three-vehicle collision on U.S. 54 in Cole County.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports Tiphanie K. Lansford, 23, Jefferson City, was on Heritage Highway attempting to drive across the westbound lanes of U.S. 54 around 8:30 p.m. when she pulled into the path of a car driven by Erin M. Jezierski, 34, Fenton.
After the cars collided, Jezierski's car ran off the roadway and struck a road sign. Lansford's car came to rest in the westbound lanes, where it was then hit by a vehicle driven by Linda A. Hood, 59, Eugene.
The patrol described the injuries of Lansford and Hood as moderate, while Jezierski received minor injuries. An ambulance took Lansford to St. Mary's Health Center. The other two drivers were taken to Capital Region Medical Center.
Earlier coverage, posted Friday night:
U.S. 54 at Heritage Highway in Cole County, south of Jefferson City, was the scene of an injury accident Friday night.
Westbound traffic (bound for Eldon) was reduced to one lane at that location for a time after 9 p.m. while emergency personnel and investigators worked the crash. Both lanes were reopened after the scene was cleared.