27-year-old woman killed after driver backs over her in Dent County

SALEM, MO (DENT COUNTY) – A 27-year-old woman was killed in rural Dent County after a vehicle backed over her yesterday afternoon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened on County Road 330, about eight miles north of Salem, at approximately 1:30 p.m. as 27-year-old Valeria R. Hopwood, of Salem, was crouching down beside a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan.

The driver, 28-year-old Kelsey A. Bush, also of Salem, failed to see Hopwood and backed the vehicle over her.

Hopwood was taken to the hospital, and there was pronounced dead at 2:51 p.m.

Bush was not reported as injured.

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