One person was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash in southeast Texas County.

A Willow Springs woman was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash in southern Texas County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Tpr. Mark Philpott said an eastbound 1998 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Jodi D. Miller, 46, of Willow Springs, ran off the right side of Highway AZ and overcorrected. The truck than travelled off the left side of the roadway and overturned, partially ejecting a passenger, Lisa A. Roberts, 49, who pronounced dead at the scene by Texas County Coroner Thomas Whittaker. 

Philpott said the victim was not wearing a seat belt.

Miller, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

Assisting at the scene was the Clear Springs Fire Department, Tpr. J.M. Kenyon, Cpl. Terry Nelson and Tpr. Stacy Crewse. 

It marked the 21st fatality of the year in the nine-county area of Troop G. Last year at the same time the number was 12. 

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