A woman from Aurora was killed in a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning on Highway 39 five miles south of Aurora in Barry County.
State troopers say 21-year-old Caitlin Miedema was southbound at 4 a.m., when her vehicle ran off the right side of the road, struck a culvert and overturned. Miedema was pronounced dead at the scene by Barry County Coroner Jim Fohn. She wasn’t wearing a seat belt.
The accident marks the 66th fatality this year for Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.