Fatality Crash in Chariton County

An early-morning crash yesterday in Chariton county produced the region’s 37th traffic death of the year. Troopers say 34-year old Jessica Diehl was driving a 2008 DODGE RAM 2500 about 2:15AM Friday on HWY M 1 MILE EAST OF HWY Y. She DROVE OFF THE NORTH EDGE OF THE ROAD AND THE pickup OVERTURNED COMING TO REST ON ITS TOP IN A DITCH. Diehl died at the scene. One of her passengers, 42-year old Charles Lewis, was airlifted to Columbia with serious injuries. Another man riding in the pickup refused treatment at the scene.