Winter weather to blame for the death of a Region 8 woman

ADVANCE, MO (KAIT) – The winter weather has already turned deadly, after a woman was killed after the car she was in ran off the road and into a ditch.

The accident occurred on highway 25 just 3 miles north of Advance, Missouri.

According to Missouri State Police, Billy & Helen Lee lost control of their car and overturned into a water-filled ditch. Emergency crews had to do a water rescue to get both victims out of the car.

Helen Lee was rescued and taken to a local hospital, but died a few hours later.

A witness on the scene said he noticed headlights coming out of the ditch as he drove by & stopped to help.

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