Columbia Woman Seriously Injured In Head-On Collision

One woman was seriously injured in a head-on collision Saturday evening on the north end of Columbia. Columbia resident Kimberly Rhodes, 28, is at St. Louis University Hospital being treated for leg trauma, amongst other wounds.

According to the Columbia Police Department, just after 9 p.m., Allison Ramsey, 28, of Columbia, was driving a 2013 Ford SUV along the 2400 block of Ramsey Road (by the River Lakes Golf Course along the bottoms just south of I-255). Ramsey’s vehicle crossed the center lane and collided head-on with a 1985 Chevy truck driven by Rhodes. The impact trapped Rhodes in her truck. Responding to the scene were members of the Columbia Police Department, Columbia EMS and the Columbia Volunteer Fire Department. An Arch helicopter also was dispatched to the scene. Firefighters used Jaws of Life equipment to extricate Rhodes from the truck. She was flown by Arch to St. Louis University Hospital. 

Ramsey was not injured. She was arrested and transported to the Monroe County Jail on charges of aggravated DUI and also failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. 

During the incident at the accident scene, additional police officers from Monroe County and Dupo were called to the scene to break up an altercation that took place amongst the family and friends of those involved.

The Columbia Police Department is continuing to investigate the accident.