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  • Lee's Summit woman dies in two-car wreck

  • A Lee's Summit, Mo. woman is dead following a wreck in Morgan County Friday afternoon.
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  • A Lee's Summit, Mo. woman is dead following a wreck in Morgan County Friday afternoon.
    Collette Moreno, 26, was pronounced dead after a helicopter transported her to University Hospital after the two-car wreck.
    Moreno was a passenger in a 2013 Chevrolet driven by Ashley Theobald, 26, of Kansas City, Mo. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Theoblad was driving on Prairie Valley Road at Highway 5 when she overtook a 1999 Dodge truck driven by Melvin Garber, 25, of Versailles.
    The report states that even though both drivers swerved to miss each other, the truck collided with the passenger side of the car, causing both vehicle to go off the roadway.
    Moreno was taken by helicopter before being pronounced dead. Garber sustained no injuries and Theobald sustained minor injuries. The report indicates that all three people were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.

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