Sedalia woman killed in accident on U.S. 50 in Morgan County

Lake Sun Leader

A Sedalia woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident on U.S. 50 in Morgan County just west of Lewis Drive. 

A Missouri State Highway Patrol report states that Rose Ledbetter, 63, was heading westbound in a 2002 Ford Explorer when she traveled off the right side of the road, overcorrected and overturned, causing her to be ejected from the vehicle. Ledbetter was not reported to be wearing a safety device at the time of the accident and was pronounced dead by Morgan County Coroner Dr. Maynard Jones. Ledbetter was transported to Heckert Funeral Home in Sedalia. 

The Ford Explorer was totaled and towed from the scene and the Highway Patrol was assisted by the Sedalia Police Department in its response. According to the patrol, this is Troop F's 12th fatality of July and 46th overall in 2020.