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