The Missouri State Highway Patrol has confirmed that a Climax Springs woman has passed away after a motor vehicle collision that occurred over the weekend.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has confirmed that a Climax Springs woman has passed away after a motor vehicle collision that occurred over the weekend.

Donna M. Evans, 77, was pronounced deceased at 9:33 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 by Dr. Nelson at University Hospital in Columbia. She was being treated there after being seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision on US 54 Sept. 16.

This was MSHP Troop F region’s sixth fatality for September and its 39th for 2017.

Evans was flown by the Staff for Life helicopter to University Hospital following the crash that occurred around 1:45 p.m. last Saturday. She was the passenger in a 2015 Ford Escape that was involved in a collision with a 2006 Jeep Liberty on US 54 at Route A in Camden County.

According to the MSHP crash report, the Ford was eastbound - driven by William S. Evans, 89, of Climax Springs - and failed to yield to the Jeep. The Jeep struck the Ford on the driver’s side, the report states. The Ford came to rest blocking Eastbound US 54 facing northeast and the Jeep came to a rest in the median facing southwest.

William Evans received moderate injuries in the accident. The driver of the Jeep - Amanda A. Newman, 28, of Camdenton - also received injuries described as moderate. Both were taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital.

Newman was arrested at 3:20 p.m. Sept. 16 for driving while intoxicated - serious physical injury. She was released to seek medical treatment.

All occupants of the two vehicles were listed as wearing seatbelts. The report indicated the Jeep had extensive damage while the Ford was totaled.