One woman dead after fatal overnight crash in Boone County

3 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, May 03 2015 May 3, 2015 Sunday, May 03, 2015 8:33:00 AM CDT May 03, 2015 in News
By: Steven Anthony, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - An 18-year-old woman is dead after an overnight crash just north of Bear Creek early Sunday morning. 

According to a press release from the Columbia Police Department, Elizabeth Upton was a passenger in the car with 27-year-old Bradley Gilman when the car hit a concrete curb and slid off the roadway, eventually going into a ditch.

Immediately after that, the vehicle flipped into the air and hit a utility pole, which broke the vehicle in two. 

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to an area hospital for life-threatening injuries. 

Upton was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say she was wearing a seatbelt, but the driver was not.

Police say they do not know if speed, drugs, or alcohol contributed to the crash and they say the investigation is ongoing. 

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