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      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.