Missouri Highway Patrol

An Emporia woman died in a northeast Missouri vehicle accident earlier this week.

The Mexico Ledger of Mexico, Missouri, reports that 34-year-old Laura Ingold of Emporia died from injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle crash with a semi tractor-trailer Monday afternoon.

According to the newspaper, Ingold was driving a 2000 Buick eastbound on U.S. Highway 54 near Mexico, Missouri — about 40 miles northeast of Columbia. At about 2:04 p.m., she crossed the center line and struck the trailer of a 2005 Peterbilt driven by 47-year-old Courtney Williams of Mansfield, Texas.

The report states that the tractor-trailer overturned and Ingold required extraction by the Mexico Department of Public Safety. An ambulance crew was able to stabilize her before she was transported via Survival Flight helicopter to the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

The Ledger report said she died at the hospital. The driver of the semi had minor injuries and did not need treatment.

The U.S. Highway 54 bypass was closed for more than two hours and reduced to one lane for two more as Mexico Public Safety and the Missouri State Highway Patrol cleaned up the scene. The truck was carrying aluminum oxide, according to the Mexico Ledger.

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