COOPER COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Ice on the road contributed to a crash that killed a Boonville woman Wednesday at the Missouri River bridge on Interstate 70.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Chantel Winfield, 35, was killed in the crash. The crash happened when Winfield's Kia Sportage lost control on the ice-covered road and hit a concrete barrier and went back onto the road, the patrol said.
Winfield tried to get out of the vehicle while it was still moving and it was hit by a tractor-trailer, according to the patrol's report. The vehicle was pushed off the road and Winfield was thrown from it, the report says.
The patrol said Wednesday that her body was recovered on land below the bridge. The Cooper County coroner pronounced her dead at the scene.
The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed east of Boonville at the bridge near Rocheport after the crash at about 6:45 a.m.
One westbound lane was re-opened by 8:30 a.m., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The crash involved a semi-truck and at least three other vehicles, authorities said earlier in the day.
Two other people had minor injuries, Boone County Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp said.
In another incident, one car slid off and overturned on eastbound I-70 and Rangeline Street around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday. One eastbound lane was closed on I-70 at 6:30 a.m.
Other slide-offs were reported on Highway 63 as well.
While most roads in Columbia remained clear, some roads in Jefferson City became covered, and some roads in Moberly were also covered.
The City of Columbia had plow crews work overnight to clear roads.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is available.