21-year-old woman severely injured after crashing into tree near Salem

SALEM, MO (DENT COUNTY) – A 21-year-old woman was seriously injured after she collided with a tree in Dent County yesterday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred on Highway H, about 8 miles west of Salem, near Barnitz Prong and County Road 253, at 5:32 p.m.

21-year-old Salem woman Amanda S. Beck was operating a 2006 Ford Ranger when she went off the right side of the highway and crashed into a tree.

Beck, who was reportedly not wearing her seatbelt, was taken to the hospital in Salem with severe injuries.

No other people were reported as hurt.

The Ranger was stated to be a total loss.

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