UPDATE: The driver of a vehicle involved in a pursuit that started in Miller County and ended up crashing in Cole County has formally been charged with felony resisting arrest by fleeing and creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death. Courthouse records indicate that 20-year-old Jeffery Barlow, Junior, had also been wanted in Miller County on a no-bond warrant for failure to appear on trafficking and other drug-related charges. According to the highway patrol, the pursuit came to an end late Sunday night when the vehicle driven by Barlow ran off Oakland Road, north of West Brazito Road, before striking several rocks and coming to rest in a creek. Barlow was checked at the scene for minor injuries while a passenger, 23-year-old Tasha Scott of Eldon, was treated for moderate injuries at Lake Regional.
*Note: this story contains a correction on Barlow’s age that was issued by the Highway Patrol
ORIGINAL STORY: An Eldon woman is one of two people hurt in a wreck while trying to evade authorities in Cole County. The accident happened Sunday night just before midnight on Oakland Road. According to the Highway Patrol, the vehicle was involved in a pursuit when the driver failed to negotiate a curve north of West Brazito Road. The vehicle ran off the roadway and hit several rocks before coming to a rest in a creek. The driver, 45-year old Jeffery Barlow of Eugene, was treated at the scene for minor injuries. The passenger in the vehicle, 23-year old Tasha Scott of Eldon, was taken to Lake Regional with moderate injuries.