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Jefferson City woman injured as vehicle overturns

Jefferson City woman injured as vehicle overturns

January 15th, 2019 by News Tribune in Local News

A Jefferson City resident suffered moderate injuries after being trapped under a truck early Tuesday morning.

Amber Randolph, 27, was driving westbound on West McCarty Street shortly after 2 a.m. and failed to stop for a flashing red light at the intersection of West McCarty and Jefferson streets, according to a Jefferson City Police Department news release.

Her 2003 Toyota Tundra began sliding sideways in a clockwise rotation before going off the road and entering a parking lot on the northwest side of the intersection. It then overturned and ejected Randolph before coming to rest against a concrete wall, pinning Randolph underneath the truck.

Dominique Helton, 28, of Jefferson City, was a passenger in the truck who went to the JCPD lobby to report the car wreck.

Randolph was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia. Helton was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for minor injuries.

While the news release states Randolph was not wearing a seatbelt, it is unknown whether Helton wore a seatbelt or was ejected from the vehicle.

Speed and alcohol are suspected contributing factors to the wreck, according to the JCPD news release.