(Gentry, MO) -- A Stanberry teenager was killed and a Maryville man suffered injuries in a two-vehicle accident in northwest Missouri.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 17-year-old Kameron Wallace of Stanberry was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident that occurred along Route O -- approximately four miles west of Gentry -- around noon on Wednesday. Wallace was operating a 1981 John Deere 4440 tractor eastbound on Route O. He was towing a hay mower/conditioner.
Troopers say an eastbound dump truck on Route O, driven by 26-year-old Jacobi Zimmerman of Maryville, attempted to overtake the tractor. At the same time, Wallace had moved into the center of the roadway to prevent the towed hay mower from traveling into a culvert. Zimmerman's dump truck struck the tractor and mower in the rear.
After impact, Zimmerman's dump truck rolled onto its driver's side, traveled off the south side of the road and came to rest facing southeast. The vehicle was partially blocking the eastbound lane of Route O. The hay mower disconnected from Wallace's tractor and the John Deere would then overturn. The tractor rolled off the north side of the roadway and into a ditch. It came to rest on its driver's side facing west.
Gentry County Coroner Andrew Lindner pronounced Wallace dead at the scene at approximately 1:20 p.m. His body was transported to the Roberson Funeral Home in Bethany. Zimmerman was taken by a private vehicle to Mosaic Medical Center in Maryville with minor injuries.
Several Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers, the Gentry County Sheriff's Office, Stanberry Police Department, Grand River EMS, and multiple first responders all assisted at the scene.