Woman killed in Sunday afternoon crash

RIPLEY COUNTY (KAIT) - A Ripley County woman is dead after a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 43-year old Starla Smith of Birch Tree was driving north on Route J about 22 miles west of Doniphan, when her Jeep Cherokee went off the road, hit a concrete culvert, and then flipped.

Smith was thrown from the Jeep, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say she was not wearing a seatbelt.

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