Columbia woman in serious condition after Friday morning crash

Last Monday, I wrote a quick brief during my GA shift. I learned how to contact the public relations department at the University Hospital and check on the status of a patient. I’m glad to see that Buxton is improving, and I wish her well throughout her recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. 

Columbia woman in serious condition after Friday morning crash

Monday, October 7, 2013 | 1:20 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Sara Buxton, the passenger in a Friday car crash that left another Columbia woman dead, has improved to serious condition.

Buxton, 20, of Columbia, was flown to the University Hospital early Friday and was in critical condition over the weekend. She has since improved to serious condition as of Monday morning, according to Kathy Richardson, an information specialist with the University of Missouri Health System.

Buxton was a passenger in a Friday morning accident that left the driver, Heather Cole, 20, dead. Cole was headed eastbound on Interstate 70 around 2:30 a.m. when her car veered across the median into an oncoming tractor trailer, according to a previous Missourian report.


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