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Pedestrian killed in late night crash on 92 Highway

January 11, 2018 – Late Wednesday night, Jan. 10, 92 Hwy. was shut down between Park Lane and Route RA for approximately an hour while authorities responded to a fatality crash.

According to an online crash report released by Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred just west of Route RA, in Clay County, near Watkins Mill.

At 10:20 p.m., Nicole M. Shields, 40, of Kearney, was driving westbound on 92 Hwy. when she struck a pedestrian walking down the center of the roadway.

Theresa M. Smith, 33, of Liberty, was transported to Liberty Hospital by Kearney Fire Department. Smith died early this morning from her injuries.

Shields vehicle, a 2012 Ford, sustained minor damage in the crash and was driven from the scene. Shields was wearing a safety device.

The crash was investigated by MSHP and Clay County Sheriff’s deputies.

By Standard Staff • StandardStaff@leaderpress.com

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