Date and Time: Thursday, Jan. 27 at approximately 10 p.m.

Location: Interstate 70 eastbound at the 130.0 mile marker, near the Clark Lane exit.

Vehicle 1: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Driver 1:  Brandon D. Darris, 51, Jefferson City, MO, no seatbelt, minor injuries.

Passenger 1: Lacy Jordan, age 67, Columbia, MO, no seatbelt, fatal injuries. Next of kin has been notified.

Vehicle 2: 2019 Ford F750 truck

Driver 2: Michael L. Landis, 52, Mexico, MO, seatbelt, no injuries.

Incident Details: Darris and Landis were both traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 near the 130.0 mile marker. Darris' vehicle experienced mechanical issues while in the driving lane of the interstate when Landis's vehicle struck the back of Darris' vehicle. After the collision, Darris' vehicle came to rest in the median against the cable barrier.

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Jordan, the back seat passenger in Darris' vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS.

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 2022-000760

Filed Under: Government, City

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