A multi-vehicle car accident has claimed the life of one woman in central Missouri. The accident happened on Saturday morning near Versailles, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 38-year-old Jeffrey Ryden was operating a vehicle when he crossed the center line and collided with a semi-truck at approximately 10 a.m. Ryden’s passenger, 31-year-old Carissa Ryden, was ejected during the impact of the crash. The impact also caused Ryden’s vehicle to spin around in the roadway and was struck by a third vehicle traveling eastbound ejecting a passenger in Ryden’s vehicle, a 7-year-old girl, to be ejected. A fourth vehicle attempted to avoid the child in the roadway but was unsuccessful and hit her. Cassidy Ryden was pronounced dead by emergency crews at the scene of the accident, and seven others were injured in the crash including Jeffrey Ryden, the 47-year-old truck driver, and the 7-year-old girl. The conditions of the injured victims are unknown, and the accident is under investigation.
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