Date & Time: Tuesday, Nov. 30 at approximately  5:15 p.m.

Location: Providence and East Sexton Roads.

Vehicle 1: 2009 Hyundai Sonata

Driver 1: Susan D. Hanel, 72, Columbia, MO, seatbelt unknown, no Injuries

Vehicle 2: 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 500R

Driver 2: Skylar J. Maddox, 25, Columbia, MO, helmet, fatal injuries.  Next of kin has been notified.

Vehicle 3: 2015 Toyota Rav4

Driver 3: Cindy L. Hilgers, 53, Columbia, MO, seatbelt, no injuries

Incident Details:

Hanel was traveling north on Providence Road and entered the center turn lane at East Sexton Road. Maddox was traveling south on Providence Road near East Sexton Road. Hanel failed to yield when making a left turn and entered into the path of Maddox. Maddox was unable to avoid Hanel's vehicle and collided with the rear passenger side. Maddox was ejected from his motorcycle into the southbound lanes.

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Hilgers was traveling north on Providence Road, just south of the crash. Hilgers was able to avoid Maddox but struck his motorcycle.

Maddox was transported to a local hospital by EMS where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

After the crash, Hanel failed to stop and continued westbound on Sexton Road. Hanel and her vehicle were located at her residence.

Hanel was arrested on the following charges: driving while impaired (drugs) resulting in death; leaving the scene of an accident; armed criminal action; operating a motor vehicle without a valid license; and careless and imprudent driving. She was remanded to the custody of the Boone County Jail.

This is an ongoing investigation. More information may become available at a later time.

If you know something, say something. Columbia Police are asking for your help. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to please contact the Columbia Police Department at 573.874.7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573.875.TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

Case number 2021-011912

Filed Under: Government, City

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