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Collision on Highway 54 in Cole County kills elderly woman

An elderly Jefferson City woman has been killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 54 in Cole County.

The crash happened on Thursday afternoon, south of Jefferson City. Missouri state troopers say 84-year-old Mary Chegwidden was driving eastbound on Hamman drive, when she tried to cross the westbound lanes of 54. Her vehicle was struck by another vehicle driven by an Eldon man.

Troopers say Chegwidden was pronounced dead about an hour later at Capital Region. The Eldon man sustained moderate injuries.

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