CASS COUNTY, Mo. — One woman is dead after a crash on southbound Interstate 49 on Wednesday.

Shelly Merrick, 54, died from her injuries from the crash. EMS pronounced her dead when they arrived at the scene.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office said the crash caused a portion of SB I-49 to close on Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened around 3:30 p.m.

A teenage boy was also involved in the crash. He was sent by helicopter to Children’s Mercy Hospital with serious injuries. The identity of the boy was not released.

Merrick was driving a Kia Optima and drove off the right side of the interstate and the car overturned.