Two Columbia residents were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Monday in Pettis County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a northbound 2006 Chevy 3500, driven by 62-year-old Robert A. Jackson of Columbia, was traveling on US 65, south of Elm Hills Blvd., at 12:42 p.m., when the driver fell asleep, causing the Chevy to travel off the left side of the roadway and strike a 2004 Dodge 2500, which was parked and unoccupied.

The Chevy's towed unit became unhitched and struck multiple items on a lot.

Jackson, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, suffered minor injuries and was treated and released at the scene.

His passenger, 50-year-old Melinda M. Jackson of Columbia, suffered serious injuries and was transported by PCAD to MU Hospital in Columbia. She was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the report.

Both vehicles were totaled and towed from the scene by Don's Truck Towing.

Randy Kirby
Randy Kirby

More From AM 1050 KSIS