A 25-year-old Salem woman died in a crash Wednesday night on Highway 19, about 10 miles south of Salem in Dent County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Sara R. Conway died at the scene of the crash after the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier she was driving south failed to negotiate a curve and slid off the left side of the road, where it struck a tree.
Conway was wearing a seat belt, according to the patrol report. The crash was reported at 7:40 p.m.
Conway was pronounced dead by Dent County Coroner Gina White at 8:24 p.m. Her body was taken to Wilson Mortuary in Salem.
This marks the second fatality of the year in Troop I, which covers Dent and five other south central Missouri counties.