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Police identify woman killed in Belt Highway crash

The St. Joseph Police Department has identified the 29-year-old woman killed in a Belt Highway crash Friday.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 1:57 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)- The St. Joseph Police Department has identified the 29-year-old woman killed in a Belt Highway crash Friday.

Officials and court documents said 29-year-old Cassandra D. Blackmore of Atchison, Ks. was killed when 23-year-old Bronson Cooper ran a red light on South Belt Highway near 36 Highway and struck Blackmore's vehicle. 

The Buchanan County prosecutor's office has charged Cooper with one count of second-degree involunatry manslaughter. 

Blackmore's 8-year-old passenger was life flighted to Children's Mercy Hospital with serious injuries. 

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