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.