A 76-year-old female passenger was killed Tuesday in a traffic accident at Noland Road and Aberdeen Street in Independence.
According to initial reports, a southbound 2002 Chrysler Sebring was turning left onto a private drive just after 10 a.m. and was struck by a 2006 Dodge Durango that was northbound on Noland.
The victim, who was in the Chrysler, died at a hospital. Both drivers received minor injuries.
Investigators are trying to determine if rain and slick pavement were contributing factors.