An Aurora teenager is dead following an overnight crash on U.S. Highway 71 five miles south of Sheldon.
The wreck occurred at 4:32 p.m. yesterday. Shelby L. Estep, 17, was driving north in a 2008 HHR and attempted to pass a 2005 Peterbilt tractor trailer, driven by Matthew S. Bishop, 49, of El Dorado Springs. The Estep vehicle struck the left rear dual tire of the semi at a high rate of speed then overturned several times. The vehicle came to a stop in the median. The driver was ejected. The semi came to a complete stop on the right shoulder of the highway.
The body was taken to Konantz Warden Funeral Home in Lamar. This is 50th fatality accident for Troop D so far this year.
A Monett man was seriously injured in an early morning crash July 21.
That single-vehicle wreck occurred when David Holland, 30, was traveling in a white pickup truck on Highway 37 (Central) and Sycamore St. Holland struck a fire hydrant and the truck overturned, coming to a rest on its top in the ditch.
Holland was life-flighted to St. John's Hospital in Joplin.
Monett Police Department investigators are still investigating the incident.