Second Driver Dies From Last Week’s Columbia Crash

Columbia Police announced a second person has died from last Tuesday’s crash in the area of Stadium Boulevard and West Boulevard. 48-year-old Jesus Celestino Mendoza-Chavez of Columbia has died from his injuries. Around 11:10 that night, two vehicles crashed when one crossed the center line of Stadium and hit the other vehicle head on. The driver of the second vehicle, 64-year-old John D. Searle of Columbia, previously died from injuries in the crash. Mendoza-Chavez was the driver of the vehicle that crossed the center line.