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Life-threatening injuries after Columbia I-70 crash

All  lanes are back open after a crash shut down part of the westbound lanes of Stadium Blvd. on Thursday afternoon, and caused delays both westbound and eastbound.

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Investigators say 86-year-old William McDowell of Vandalia tried to use the emergency U-turn near the Stadium Boulevard exit and crossed both lanes of westbound traffic. A pickup hit McDowell’s car first, then a semi. Another semi wound up off the road too.

No one else besides McDowell was badly hurt.


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