A crash involving four cars injured two people on Monday afternoon in Cole County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2016 Nissan Rogue, driven by 24-year-old Malik R. Miller of Jefferson City, was fleeing from law enforcement around 2 p.m. when he exited westbound 50 at Dix Road and failed to negotiate the turn, causing the Nisan to collide with a southbound 2004 Honda Accord, driven by 18-year-old Tiffany Ayala of Centertown. The Honda then spun around and hit a southbound 2020 Kia Telluride, driven by 49-year-old Laura R. Strong of Lohman. The Nissan continued northbound on Dix Road until it collided with a southbound 2006 Chevrolet 3500, driven by 36-year-old Bradley W. Wieberg of Freeburg.

Ayala suffered minor injuries, as did a passenger in the Nissan, 22-year-old Myron S. Mahaney of Mexico. Both were transported to St. Mary's in Jeff City by Cole County EMS. Mahaney was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the report noted.

The Kia had minor damage, the Chevy and the Honda had moderate damage, and the Nissan was totaled.

Mahaney was later arrested by the Patrol and charged with felony 2nd-degree trafficking of drugs (meth), two counts of felony armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest. Mahaney was taken to the Cole County Jail.

Miller was also taken into custody, but his charges were unknown at the time of the report.

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