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Man injured Tuesday in construction zone accident on U.S. 63

A man was injured Tuesday morning during a highway construction zone accident and three people were hurt in two other accidents Monday afternoon in Callaway County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a Morrison man was hurt during a collision in a highway construction zone along U.S. 63 in Callaway County.

The patrol reported Randell F. Johnson, 54, Hartsburg, was westbound on U.S. 63 in a 1992 Toyota at 8:20 a.m. near Callaway County Road 395 and failed to yield to a 2008 Ford driven by Joseph C. Lowe, 52, Morrison.

Johnson’s vehicle struck the rear passenger side of Lowe’s vehicle.

Lowe had moderate injuries and was taken to St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Johnson’s vehicle sustained extensive damage and Lowe’s vehicle was demolished, the patrol reported.

The patrol reported two Holts Summit women were injured in a head-on collision at 4:29 p.m. Monday on Old U.S. 54, one-half mile south of Route TT near Holts Summit.

The patrol said the accident occurred when Donalee E. Lomprez, 24, Holts Summit, was reaching for a cellular telephone. This caused her northbound 2003 Volkswagen to cross over the centerline and strike head-on a southbound 1998 Buick driven by Nina J. Rembold, 76, Holts Summit.

The patrol reported Lomprez sustained moderate injuries and Rembold was injured seriously.

Rembold was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia, and Lomprez was transported by ambulance to Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts and both vehicles were demolished, the patrol reported.

In another Callaway County accident at 4 p.m. Monday on Route Z near Calwood, Randall J. Gleeson, 52, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet eastbound that was stopped on Route Z to make a left turn on Oak Ridge Court when an eastbound 1998 Chevrolet driven by Chad A. Jansen, 16, Kingdom City, was traveling too fast for conditions and struck Gleeson’s vehicle in the rear, the patrol reported.

The patrol reported Gleeson had minor injuries and Jansen was not hurt.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. Jansen’s vehicle was damaged extensively and Gleeson’s vehicle sustained moderate damage, the patrol reported.

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