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Couple injured in Cole County crash


A Jefferson City couple were hospitalized Sunday night after a one-vehicle crash in Cole County.


It happened just after 8 p.m. on Highway 179, just north of Wedgeon Wood Way.


The Highway Patrol said the driver, 78-year-old Lewis Bounds had a medical issue while he was driving.


His car went off of the left side of the roadway and struck several trees.


Bounds was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries, while his wife, 74-year-old Treva Bounds was life-flighted to University in Columbia.


Her condition was upgraded to fair condition Monday morning.


Original story:

Sunday night, crews responed to a serious accident at 179 and Route Z in Cole County.


The one car accident happened about 8:30.


We know a staff for life helicopter was brought in to transport one of the two victims.


Authorities say the driver had a medical problem before the crash.

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