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UPDATE: Woman killed following car accident in north Columbia

Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 2:55 p.m. CDT; updated 6:57 p.m. CDT, Thursday, April 4, 2013

COLUMBIA — An 81-year-old woman was killed following a Thursday morning car accident near the intersection of Oakland Gravel Road and Starke Avenue in Columbia, according to a news release from the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Betty G. Kemper, of Columbia, was traveling southbound on Oakland Gravel Road in a 1998 GMC SUV when a 2011 Kenworth dump truck, turning left on to Oakland Gravel Road from Starke Avenue, collided with her vehicle, the release said.

Kemper was pronounced dead at University Hospital. Kemper was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to the release. 

When firefighters arrived around 9:46 a.m., it took them about 15 minutes to free Kemper from her vehicle using hydraulic rescue tools. There were no other passengers in her vehicle.

The driver of the dump truck declined medical attention.

Supervising editor is Richard Webner.


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