The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating an auto accident involving an SUV and a semi-truck that happened around 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening. The accident happened near Columbia when a semi-truck and a Ford Explorer collided on the eastbound lanes near the 122-mile marker. Details regarding the crash, including the cause, are currently unknown. However, authorities did confirm that one individual had been killed in the accident. The investigation is ongoing.
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