GENTRY, Mo. — A 17-year-old Stanberry boy was killed around noon Wednesday when the tractor he was driving eastbound on Route O was struck by a gravel truck and rolled from the roadway and into a ditch.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Kameron Wallace was pronounced dead at the scene by Gentry County Coroner Andrew Lindner.
Wallace was eastbound on Route O, driving a 1981 John Deere 4440 tractor and pulling a hay mower-conditioner when a 1990 Ford 9000 dump truck driven by Jacobi Zimmerman, 26, of Maryville attempted to pass.
Apparently unaware of the gravel truck, Wallace swerved to the middle of the roadway to maneuver his farm implement past a culvert at the same time the gravel truck was overtaking the tractor.
Wallace’s body was transported by the coroner to Roberson Funeral Home in Bethany.
Zimmerman was transported with minor injuries by private vehicle to Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville.
Both vehicles were listed as total loss and towed from the scene by Kizer Collision & Towing of Maryville.
The accident was investigated by Corporal B. R. Hilliard and Sergeant H. A. Sears. They were assisted by Trooper D. M. Wilburn, CVO K. L. Shewey, CVE R. E. Powell, the Gentry County Sheriff’s Department, Stanberry police and Grand River EMS.