Fulton woman says medical episode preceded crash on Jefferson City's west end

A Callaway County woman suffers minor injuries after she crashes into a semi in Jefferson City.

The Jefferson Police Department reports Shawna Richardson, 29, of Fulton, was driving on Highway 179, near the Missouri Boulevard exit ramp on Thursday morning, when made a left-hand turn into the side of the tractor trailer.  Richardson told police she suffered a medical episode that caused her to lose control.

When the two vehicles collided, Richardson’s fuel tank was ruptured, spilling a significant amount of fuel onto the road.  The area was closed down for about two hours while crews cleared the scene.

The semi driver was not injured.