On February 2, 2014 at approximately 5:16 a.m., Kelly Klein, age 51 of Wooldridge, Missouri was operating a 2001 Pontiac Grand AM along with Keely James, age 51 of Wooldridge, Missouri. Joseph Baucom, age 29 of St. Louis, Missouri was operating a 2002 Chevrolet Van.
At that said date and time, both vehicles were traveling in the westbound direction on I-70 and ten miles east of Boonville. The crash occurred as Joseph’s vehicle collided with the rear-end of Kelly’s vehicle, forcing Kelly off the right side of the roadway and to overturn several times.
Kelly Klein was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by Cooper County coroner, James Hurt, and then transported to Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Pilot Grove, Missouri. Keely James and Joseph Baucom received moderate injuries and were transported by ambulance to Cooper Memorial Hospital.