Collinsville woman struck, killed on Beltline Road

News-DemocratSeptember 26, 2013 

— Officials have released the name of the woman killed while walking along Beltline Road Wednesday.

Laura J. Helmkamp, 52, of 1303 Fred St. in Collinsville, was the pedestrian struck by a 2002 Ford F-150 truck as it turned onto Beltline Road from Bridle Ridge Road, police said.

The Madison County Coroner's deputies declared Helmkamp dead at the scene. The preliminary cause of death was blunt head trauma, according to a release issued Thursday after the autopsy.

Collinsville Police continue to investigate the accident with the Metro-East Crash Assistance Team. Police have not yet released the name of the driver.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Barry Wilson Funeral Home in Maryville.

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