UPDATE: Drivers identified in deadly Columbia crash

5 months 4 days 8 hours ago Saturday, February 16 2019 Feb 16, 2019 Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:29:00 PM CST February 16, 2019 in News
By: Spencer Humphrey, KOMU 8 Digital Producer, Natalie Sopyla, KOMU 8 Reporter and Noah Klein, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
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COLUMBIA - One person is dead after a pair of crashes Saturday afternoon.

Jordan E. Hoyt, 37, died after a car fleeing a separate crash hit Hoyt's vehicle head-on, according to a news release.

Police said 20-year-old Lukas E. Evans was first involved in a crash at Stadium and West Boulevard. The release said Evans fled the scene of the first crash, crossed over the center line on West Boulevard and hit Hoyt's vehicle around 2:30 p.m.

Evans was trying to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone when the second crash happened at the intersection of West Boulevard and Prospect Street, police said.

Medics took both drivers to a local hospital. Hoyt was pronounced dead at the hospital. Evans had minor injuries. 

The release said both Evans and Hoyt are from Columbia.

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