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Ste. Gen woman dies in Monday night car accident
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Ste. Gen woman dies in Monday night car accident

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Accident Report

A Ste. Genevieve woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Monday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol(MSHP) crash report, Traci Ranta, 36, was driving a 2005 Ford Focus eastbound on Route C Monday night in Ste. Genevieve County.

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The report states that Ranta was traveling too fast for road conditions when she overcorrected the vehicle, ran off the roadway, and struck a tree 1.8 miles west of Sprott Road.

The accident occurred at 7:50 p.m., and Ranta was pronounced deceased on the scene at 8:57 p.m. by Ste. Genevieve County Coroner Eric Basler. The woman then was transported by the county coroner to the Ste. Genevieve County Morgue, according to the report.

According to the MSHP, Ranta was not wearing a seat belt, and damage to the vehicle was listed as "total."

Bobby Radford is a reporter for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at


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