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story.lead_photo.caption A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper takes measurements while investigating an accident scene. (Archive photo) Photo by News Tribune / News Tribune.

A Belle man was killed in a one-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon in Maries County.

Missouri Highway Patrol reports show the crash occurred at 4 p.m. on Route M, 5 miles west of Belle.

Cody Smith, 28, went off the south side of the road and struck a tree. He was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Jefferson City woman was hurt after a vehicle ran over her Wednesday afternoon in Cole County.

Patrol reports show the crash occurred at 4:50 p.m. on Route W, just south of Albert Place.

Sharon Hitzfield, 78, attempted to start a vehicle from underneath the hood. The vehicle lurched forward and ran over her. She was treated for moderate injuries.

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