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Kimball woman killed in crash northeast of Litchfield

LITCHFIELD — A 62-year-old Kimball woman was killed in a motor vehicle crash around 9 a.m. this morning at the intersection of State Highway 24 and 670th Avenue in Meeker County.

According to the State Patrol, Barbara J. Root was driving a 2004 Kia westbound on Highway 24 and made a defensive move to avoid on oncoming vehicle, but collided head-on with a third vehicle, a 1995 Chevy pickup driven by Douglas J. Hughes, 50, of Litchfield.

The oncoming vehicle was an eastbound 2000 Pontiac driven by Matthew B. Bohach, 20, of Litchfield. Bohach was not injured.

Hughes was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Also responding was the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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