UPDATE 5/18/23 — Lacey Ritch, 33, of Urbana, was not walking on U.S. 54 when the Grand Am struck her, as previously reported.
A second crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol states that she fell from the passenger side of a 2006 International tractor-trailer unit as it was moving and was struck by the trailer. She was then struck by the Grand Am.
Original article, published May 11, 2023:
HICKORY COUNTY, Mo. — A pedestrian was killed today near Weaubleau in Hickory County.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, a 52-year-old Hermitage woman was driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am on U.S. Highway 54 about four miles east of Weaubleau.
At 3:13 a.m. this morning, May 11, troopers began an investigation into a crash involving the Grand Am and a pedestrian.
The investigation showed that Lacey E. Ritch, 33, of Urbana, was walking on U.S. 54 when the Grand Am struck her.
She was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:55 a.m. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.