Head on crash south of Monett, Mo. both drivers killed

Missouri State Highway Patrol state a 17-year-old driver from Rogers, Ark. crossed the center line
Crash scene
Crash scene image courtesy Monett Rural Fire District

Google Map image of crash location during incident, one mile south of Monett, Mo. on MO-37.

BARRY COUNTY, Mo. — Just after 12:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon Monett Rural Fire Protection District were alerted to a serious crash south of Monett along MO-37 near FR2030.

First arriving units advised of two vehicles involved, one blocking the roadway and another on its side in the ditch,” Monett Rural Fire state in a release of information. 

A 17-year-old female driver of Rogers, Ark. was operating a 2011 Nissan Sentra going south. She was ejected from her vehicle suffering fatal injuries. She was not wearing a seat belt. 

Two occupants of a 2018 Chevy Trailblazer, northbound, were wearing seatbelts, they required extrication from the wreckage.  

The passenger, Rebecca Daugherty, 44, of Pierce City, Mo. was flown by Mercy Lifeline to Springfield, Mo. suffering moderate injuries.

The driver, Sally Daugherty, 77, died of injuries at the scene. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Major Crash Investigation Team were dispatched to investigate requiring the roadway to be closed for nearly three hours.

Crash occurred as [Nissan Sentra] crossed the centerline and struck [Chevy Trailblazer] headon causing both vehicles to overturn.” — Cpl K. Knight of Troop D, MSHP

Preliminary crash report

Screenshot of Missouri State Highway Patrol Preliminary Crash report.

These two fatalities mark 22 and 23 for Troop D in 2022. Missouri State Highway Patrol  protocol is to not publish the names of those 17 and younger in online crash reports.

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