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Mexico woman killed in Callaway County crash

Callaway dump truck crash
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A dump truck and passenger car crashed on Highway 54 at County Road 176 on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.


A Mexico, Missouri woman is dead after a passenger vehicle rear-ended a dump truck on Highway 54 in Callaway County.

According to the crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Nicki Nation, 39, died in the crash Tuesday afternoon on Highway 54 at County Road 176. Patrol Troop F spokesman Scott White said it wasn't clear early in the investigation why the passenger vehicle, which was driven by Nation, ran into the truck.

The truck was a Callaway County road and bridge truck. Troopers said Aaron Shirley, 34, was driving the truck at the time of the crash.

The crash happened at 1:39 p.m. A doctor from University Hospital pronounced Nation dead shortly after 2 p.m.

According to the crash report, Nation was not wearing a seat belt.

Westbound lanes of Highway 54 were temporarily closed, the patrol said.

The Missouri Department of Transportation said the highway would be down to one westbound lane until at least 4 p.m.

The patrol reported earlier that troopers were investigating another crash involving a dump truck in Miller County. One person died in the Miller County crash.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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  1. When a accident such as this occures where a person rear ends a large and very visible vehicle on a clear day texting is usually involved. The car didn’t actually hit that hard and a seatbelt would have saved her life.

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