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Henry County, Missouri — August 18, 2013

A woman died after two vehicles collided on Route 13 at Route Z by Warsaw Sunday night.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, around 8:45 p.m., 67-year-old Marguerite Schmidt was driving a Volkswagon car north on Route 13 when she attempted to turn left at an intersection and crashed into a northbound Toyota Tundra drven by 56-year-old Edwin Crawford. The impact of the crash caused Ms. Schmidt’s vehicle to leave the roadway and  travel into the southbound lanes of Route 13.

Ms. Schmidt was taken to Golden Valley Hospital where she died later from her injuries. Mr. Crawford and his passenger, 38-year-old Nicole Slaughter-Crawford were taken to the same hospital with minor injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation in 2011, a total of 786 persons died in Missouri traffic crashes.

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