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Columbia girl dies in Audrain County crash

A Columbia girl is dead and a Columbia man is in the hospital after a crash Saturday night.

Aaron Wormington was driving on County Road 820 near Business Route 54 when he tried to pass a pickup that was turning onto a private drive. His car hit the pickup in the side, went off the roadway and overturned. His passenger, 12-year-old Jada Stafford, was taken to Audrain Medical Center and then airlifted to University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a little after midnight. Wormington was taken to Audrain Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Stafford was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash but Wormington was not.

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