UPDATED:  Dent County woman dies when she's struck by a van near Salem

UPDATE:  Kelsey Bush arrest information below.

A Dent County woman dies after she’s hit by a van just north of her hometown.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Valeria Hopwood, 27, of Salem, was squatted down beside the van, on Friday afternoon, when the driver put it in reverse and hit her.  The patrol reports the driver didn’t see Hopwood when she put the van into gear. 

Hopwood was transported to Salem Memorial Hospital by private vehicle.  She was pronounced dead about an hour later. 

The driver, Kelsey Bush, 28, of Salem, was arrested for marijuana possession, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and failing to register her vehicle.