Multiple People Suffer Life-Threatening Injuries in Columbia County Crash

Multiple people were flown from the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Columbia County Friday afternoon with life-threatening injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call at 2:11 Friday afternoon for report of a semi that blew a stop sign and slammed into a 2013 Nissan van at the intersection of State Highway 73 and County Highway E in the Township of Randolph.

A preliminary investigation shows the semi, driven by a 39-year-old man from Collins, MS was traveling east on County Highway E and failed to stop at a posted sign, entering the intersection and colliding with the Nissan, which was carrying eight people.

The Nissan was being driven by a 40-year-old woman from Lake Geneva, WI. There were seven juvenile family members in the van as well.

The 40-year-old driver of the minivan and one of the passengers sustained life-threatening injuries, and were flown from the scene via flight-for-life to a hospital.

Three other juveniles in the van sustained minor injuries and were transported via ambulance to an area hospital.

The 39-year-old driver of the semi was trapped inside the vehicle and needed to be extracted. He was injured and transported via ambulance to an area hospital.

The identification of those involved is being withheld at this time.

The crash remains under investigation.