Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 5 at approximately 7:20 a.m.

Location: 5400 block of Route B

Vehicle 1: 2010 Nissan Maxima

Driver 1: Douglas E. Brooks, 48, Columbia, MO, no seat belt, fatal injuries. Next of kin has been notified.

Vehicle 2: 2017 Nissan Sentra

Driver 2: Christine L. Kaisher, 52, Hallsville, MO, seatbelt use unknown, fatal injuries. Next of kin has been notified.

Incident Details: Brooks was traveling north on Route B, and Kaisher was traveling south on Route B in the 5400 block. Brooks was traveling northbound in the passing lane of southbound traffic when he collided head-on with Kaisher's vehicle.

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After the collision, Kaisher's vehicle left the roadway and caught fire. First responders pronounced both drivers deceased at the scene.

The cause of the crash is being investigated. 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 2022-000102

Filed Under: Government, City

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