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Aurora Woman Killed in Barry County Crash

By: Sam Clanton
Posted: Friday, August 09, 2013

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.