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      Accident with entrapment slows down traffic in downtown Columbia

      Charges are pending against a driver accused of DUI involved in a one-vehicle wreck on I-126.

      COLUMBIA (WACH) - Charges are pending against a driver accused of DUI involved in a one-vehicle wreck on I-126 near the intersection of I-126 and Huger and Elmwood. The driver was trapped in the wreck, and it caused gridlock in downtown Columbia.

      According to Columbia Fire spokesperson Brick Lewis, around 2 p.m. Tuesday a black Mustang crashed on I-126. The driver, Francis Wolfe, 20, has DUI charges pending.

      Columbia Police spokesperson Jennifer Timmons says Wolfe hit the guardrail.

      The driver was trapped in the car and had to be extricated by emergency crews. No other vehicles were involved.

      Lewis says the Wolfe was alive while being transported from the scene to a local hospital.

      Wolfe's condition has not been released.

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