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Medical emergency leads to crash, fire in Jefferson City

Medical emergency leads to crash, fire in Jefferson City

March 15th, 2019 by News Tribune in Local News

Jefferson City Police Department officers responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 700 block of Michigan Street that injured two people Friday, March 15, 2019.

Two people were injured in a fiery rollover car crash in Jefferson City on Friday afternoon.

Jefferson City Police Department officers responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 700 block of Michigan Street at approximately 1:07 p.m.

A 2006 Kia Amanti driven by Darrelle K. Curtis, 31, of Jefferson City, had been traveling southbound when Curtis had a medical emergency, according to a JCPD news release.

The Kia struck an unoccupied parked 1990 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight, which caused the Kia to overturn.

Curtis and his passenger, Sequita T. Bradford, 24, of Jefferson City, were able to get out of the car on their own before it caught fire.

Curtis was seriously injured and had not been wearing a seat belt. Bradford was moderately injured and was wearing a seatbelt. Both were taken to a hospital in Columbia for treatment.

The Jefferson City Fire Department put out the fire. Both vehicles were totaled.