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Crash claims life of Aurora woman

Friday, August 9, 2013


An Aurora woman was killed in a one-vehicle crash at 3:55 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 on Highway 39 five miles south of Aurora.

According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred when the driver of a 2005 Saturn Ion, Caitlin Miedema, 21, of Aurora, was traveling southbound and ran off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert and overturned. Barry County Coroner Jim Fohn pronounced Miedema dead at the scene.

Miedema was not wearing a seat belt.

This is the 66th fatality for Troop D in 2013.

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