St. Joseph police have identified the woman who died after a crash Friday morning at the Belt Highway and 36 Highway.
According to police, 29-year-old Cassandra D. Blackmore of Atchison, Kansas, was pronounced deceased at the hospital as a result of her injuries.
As previously reported, according to a probable cause statement, shortly after 11 a.m., 22-year-old Bronson Z. Cooper of Faucett was driving a Pontiac G6 south on the Belt Highway well above the posted speed limit and drove through a red light at the eastbound 36 Highway intersection. Blackmore was driving a Chevrolet Impala and was attempting to turn north onto the Belt from 36 Highway when the Impala was hit on the driver’s side by Cooper’s vehicle.
Blackmore was transported to the hospital where she later died as a result of her injuries. An 8-year-old passenger in the Impala was transported to Children’s Mercy Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Cooper is being held on $200,010 bond. An arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday.