Structure Fire & Vehicle-Pedestrian Accident Within Minutes Of Each Other Monday Morning

Two calls in the 8:00 hour yesterday (Monday) morning kept Mexico Public Safety busy.

The first was at 8:02 when crews were called to a house fire in the 400 block of Harvard.

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Officers found smoke coming from the living room of the home and were able to extinguish it quickly with damage reported to the living room floor and smoke damage throughout the house.

The fire appeared to have started in the fireplace area of the room.

The second call at 8:15 was for a pedestrian hit by a car on Liberty Street near Washington.

32-year old Samuel Crouch of Mexico was crossing Liberty and was struck by a van driven by 51-year old Patrick Wyman, also of Mexico.

Crouch was taken to a Columbia hospital for evaluation.