OSAGE COUNTY, MO. (THECOUNT) — Bethany Heck, of Rolla, Missouri, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Monday night vehicle crash in Osage County.

Heck, 29, was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Washington Township Monday night.


According to reports, Heck was operating a vehicle on U.S. Hwy 63 near CR-637 near Vienna, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 11 p.m. Monday. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree.

Heck was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Osage County is a county in the central part of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,878. Its county seat is Linn. The county was organized January 29, 1841, and named from the Osage River. Osage County is part of the Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.