Update: Two die in Fulton accident

Update: Thursday, Dec. 16 at 11:00pm

University Hospital confirms tonight that 80 year-old Ralph D. Dunavant of Fulton has died from injuries suffered in Wednesday night's crash.

Update: Thursday, Dec. 16 at 3:17 p.m.

The 80-year-old driver of a fatal car crash is in critical condition Thursday afternoon after being in serious condition when his car slid off the road Wednesday night.

Ralph D. Dunavant of Fulton was taken to University Hospital for treatment.

The passenger, Jan K. Dunavant, 54, of Fulton was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Highway 54.

The car slid down into an embankment where it rolled over.

Update: Thursday, Dec. 16 at 8:25 a.m.

The names of those involved in a fatal weather related traffic crash Wednesday night have been released.

The driver, Ralph D. Dunavant, 80, of Fulton remains in serious condition at University Hospital.

The passenger Jan K. Dunavant, 54, also of Fulton was pronounced dead at the scene.

Original Story:

Freezing rain sent cars sliding off Mid-Missouri's roads Wednesday evening, causing dozens of accidents and leading to at least one death.A crash in Callaway County killed one person and injured another just before 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.A pick-up truck going west on Highway 54 slid off the road and down into an embankment where it rolled over.A female passenger died in the crash and the male driver of the truck suffered serious injuries. Fulton police say the male driver was transported to University Hospital.The names of the victims are being withheld until their relatives are contacted.Meanwhile, police across Mid-Missouri scrambled to deal with dozens of reported crashes.In some cases, the roads were so slick, authorities had trouble responding to those calls.A tractor trailer slid off Interstate 70 just east of Kingdom City shutting down the eastbound lanes for part of Wednesday night.Boone County officials reported no fewer than 30 spinouts or wrecks; Callaway County reported no fewer than 50.