CPD investigates fiery crash involving patrol car

A woman is in the hospital after an overnight crash involving a patrol car.

Columbia police said in the early hours of Monday, officers were dispatched to a report of a tire in the northbound passing lane of Highway 63.

While one officer removed the tire, another was sitting in the passenger seat of a CPD patrol vehicle.

A car driven by Kylie Shepherd struck the patrol car and caught on fire.

Shepherd, a 25-year-old from Kaiser, and the officer inside of the patrol car were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The officer was eventually released.

The extent of Shepherd’s injuries are unknown at this time.

(This story was last updated at 5:53 a.m. Tuesday.)

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