One dead in fatal crash on Old Highway 63

9 months 2 days 33 minutes ago Sunday, September 23 2018 Sep 23, 2018 Sunday, September 23, 2018 9:57:00 AM CDT September 23, 2018 in News
By: Michael Boyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - One person died and another was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Sunday morning. 

Police said Perri A. Jones, 21, was driving Southbound on the 2200 block of Old Highway 63. Destiny Hardin, 19, was also in the vehicle. 

Around 1:54 a.m., police said, Jones was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control on a curve. The vehicle ran down an embankment and rolled. 

Jones was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. Hardin received minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. 

Jones was an MU student, according to Christian Basi, MU media communications director. Hardin is also enrolled at MU. 

Neither Jones nor Hardin was wearing a seatbelt, police said. 

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