• May 23, 2023

Kevin Nelson Killed, Shane Hillhouse Injured in Truck Accident in Dunklin County, MO

Dunklin County, MO — May 17, 2023, Kevin Nelson was killed and Shane Hillhouse was injured following a semi-truck accident at 11:11 a.m. on U.S. Highway 412.

Preliminary details about the crash were released by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Their statements said that the crash happened outside of Kennett along U.S. Highway 412 at the Highway NN intersection.

Kevin Nelson Killed, Shane Hillhouse Injured in Truck Accident in Dunklin County, MO

Investigators said that 57-year-old Kevin Nelson was in a Peterbilt semi-truck that was going eastbound along U.S. 412. 50-year-old Shane Hillhouse was said to be in an International semi-truck going southbound on Highway NN. State Police officials allege that Hillhouse failed to yield at the intersection, causing the semis to cross paths and collide with each other.

Due to the severity of the collision, both Nelson and Hillhouse were taken to the hospital. Nelson's injuries ultimately proved fatal. Right now, there is no specific information regarding factors leading up to the crash. There are also no reported charges or citations yet. Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the fatal accident.


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