A Hale, Missouri woman is dead as the result of a two vehicle crash on Highway 36 east of Monroe City at 2:08 p.m. Friday.

The Highway Patrol reports 32 year old Tanya Woody of Hale was westbound when her van struck the rear of a semi driven by 49 year old Juan Chavez of Racine, Wisconsin. The impact caused the van to catch fire.

Woody was pronounced dead at the scene by Ralls County Coroner Denise Goodwin.