Illinois woman dies in I-70 crash near Kingdom City

An Illinois woman died Sunday night after she was struck by a vehicle on I-70. (MGN Online)

A 21-year-old woman died Sunday night after she used an emergency crossover to re-enter interstate traffic and was struck by a vehicle.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated Ariel Perkins, of Washington Park, Illinois, was driving a 2015 Ford Focus westbound on Interstate 70 when she used an emergency turn-around lane to head eastbound.

Upon re-entering traffic, Perkins was hit by a 2013 Chrysler 200, which had been travelling in the passing lane on I-70 near mile marker 147.8. Both vehicles veered off the side of the road.

Perkins was pronounced dead at the scene. The 17-year-old driver of the Chrysler suffered moderate injuries and was taken to University Hospital.

The fatal crash was the first for Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F in the month of September.

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