Car crashes into creek bed, killing passenger

A northeast Missouri woman is dead as the result of a one-car crash Thursday afternoon in Knox County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the victim is Dorothy Tripp, 85, of Knox City.

Tripp was the passenger in a car driven by her son, Ray Tripp, 54, also of Knox City.

Ray Tripp was seriously injured.

The crash happened at 3:05 p.m. Thursday on Route AA seven miles northwest of Knox City.

The patrol said Ray Tripp ran off the side of the roadway and struck a creek bed.

Dorothy Tripp was pronounced dead at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois at 5:17 p.m.

Ray Tripp was transported by Air Evac to Blessing Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Neither person was wearing a seat belt.