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Travis Mechlin

Columbia man charged with DWI in Paris Rd. crash

A Columbia man is now looking at drunk driving charges after a major crash on the north side of town.

Police say Travis Mechlin tried to make a left turn from Paris Road on to Highway 63 at about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, but drove into the path of a car going the other way.

The driver of the car, 42-year-old Jamey Sheppard, has life-threatening injuries at last check.

Investigators arrested Mechlin, 30, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He had minor injuries. A passenger in his pickup, 23-year-old Kevin Clark of Dixon, has moderate injuries.

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  1. Please help by sharimg and getting the word out! This family has been devestated by his actions. Please spread the word for prayers for Jamey. #JameysJourney

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