Columbia motorcyclist dies in head-on crash

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A Columbia man dies in a head-on crash just southwest of his hometown.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office reports Austin Sweet, 31, was driving on Old Plank Road last night, near Cascades Neighborhood Park, when he collided with an oncoming SUV.  Sweet was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other driver and their occupants were uninjured. 

The sheriff reports Sweet was speeding at the time of the accident.