Shell Knob crash leaves two dead
Last Tuesday, a Shell Knob man was killed and an Arkansas teen was fatally injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 39 north of the bridge in Shell Knob.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred as a 2000 Dodge van, driven by Brandon Phillips, 16, of Berryville, Ark., drove out of a private drive and was struck in the driver's side by a 2005 Honda motorcycle, driven by Jarred Welch, 23, of Shell Knob.
Welch was pronounced dead at the scene by Barry County Coroner Skip White. The body was taken to White Funeral Home in Cassville.
Phillips and his passenger, Bayley Bryant, 18, of Berry-ville, Ark., were airlifted to Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Another passenger, Audria Fox, 37, of Berryville, Ark., was also transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
Phillips and Bryant were seriously injured, and Fox sustained minor injuries in the crash, which occurred at 8:10 p.m.
The Patrol report indicated that Bryant was pronounced dead at Cox South Hospital in Springfield by Dr. Edward Cunningham at 8:53 a.m. on July 30.
Other traffic crashes
* An Aurora man sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash on County Road 1215 one mile south of Jenkins on Friday. The crash occurred as a 1993 Chevrolet Lumina van, driven by Charles Smith, 29, was backing up in the roadway, lost control and struck a fence. Smith was taken by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield. The crash occurred at 8:05 p.m.
* On Sunday at 4:20 p.m., a Mt. Vernon man sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 39 at Shell Knob. The crash occurred as a 2000 Oldsmobile, driven by Scott Robinson, 36, stopped to allow traffic to pass before making a left turn into a private driveway. A 1998 Chevrolet, driven Andrew Heuback, 20, of Shell Knob, drove into the rear of Robinson's vehicle. Robinson was taken to St. John's Hospital-Cassville. Heuback was not injured.