By The Examiner staff

The Independence woman who was killed in a traffic crash on Noland Road Tuesday morning has been identified. She is Socorro T. Vanzandt.

Independence police say the 76-year-old woman died about 10:10 a.m. Tuesday near Aberdeen Street in Independence. A driver of a 2002 Chrysler Sebring, southbound on Noland, tried to turn left into a drive and was struck by a northbound 2006 Dodge Durango.

Vanzandt was a passenger in the Sebring. Both drivers had minor injuries.

It was raining at the time of the crash.