A Salem woman was killed Friday resulting from an incident which occurred on Dent County Road 3300 eight miles north of Salem, according to online reports of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Valeria R. Hopwood, 27, was pronounced deceased at 2:51 p.m. Friday by Dr. Elizabeth Lambert at Salem Memorial District Hospital. Her next of kin has been notified.

A highway patrol crash report states Hopwood was beside a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan, operated by Kelsey A. Bush, 28, at 1:30 p.m. Friday when the vehicle backed over her.

Bush was later taken into custody at 4:30 p.m. Friday on charges of possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and failure to register a motor vehicle. She was incarcerated in the Dent County Jail and later released.  

The incident is Troop I’s third fatality for November and 31st for 2020.