Purdy man killed in van crash
A Purdy man is dead following a single-vehicle crash at 2 a.m. on Wednesday. The wreck occurred on Highway HH five miles west of Fairview.
Shannon D. Whobrey, 34, was fatally injured when the 1989 Chevrolet van he was driving ran off the side of the road and overturned. Whobrey was ejected from the vehicle. He was not wearing a seat belt.
This is Troop D's 35th fatality crash this year. Newton County Coroner Mark Bridges pronounced Whobrey dead at 7:10 a.m. The body has been taken to Clark's Funeral Home in Neosho.