Woman dies in ATV wreck

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Vehicle overturns while backing on Fox Woods Circle in Shell Knob

A Shell Knob woman died on Tuesday in an ATV wreck at 6 p.m. on Fox Woods Circle, three miles south of Shell Knob.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Kenneth Hayzlett, 62, of Shell Knob, was backing a 2013 Polaris Ranger when the ATV overturned, ejecting an occupant.

The occupant, Shari Rains, 59, of Shell Knob, was pronounced dead at 6:34 p.m. by Barry County Deputy Coroner Todd McCoy. Hayzlett was not injured.

Hayzlett was wearing a safety device, and Rains was not. The vehicle sustained minor damage.

This is the 61st fatality of the year for Troop D of the Patrol, which covers 18 counties in southwest Missouri, including Barry.

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