At approximately 09:43 am, Thursday morning, a fatal motor vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Starke Avenue and Oakland Gravel Road, just north of Columbia, MO.
Information gathered at the scene and throughout the investigation revealed the two vehicles involved, a 1998 GMC sport utility vehicle and a 2011 Kenworth dump truck, collided within the intersection. It was determined the GMC was traveling southbound on Oakland Gravel Road when the Kenworth attempted to turn left (westbound) from Starke Avenue onto Oakland Gravel Road. The Kenworth turned into the path of the GMC and the two vehicles collided.
The driver of the GMC, identified as 81-year old Betty G. Kemper of Columbia, MO., was transported by ambulance to the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Kemper was wearing her safety belt at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Kenworth was not injured in the crash.