Driver killed in head-on crash in Branson West
The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District responded to a deadly crash on Business 13 in Branson West near Hardee's Monday afternoon.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Roman Hand hit a car head-on while trying to pass another vehicle. Troopers say the 40-year-old wasn't wearing a seat belt. The other driver in the collision was 19-year-old Mackenzie Duvall. She was not hurt.
Fire Department Public Information Officer Eric Nielsen says when they responded, they found one vehicle on its side and one person trapped.
Both vehicles were occupied by the drivers only; there were no passengers.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Major Crash Team responded. After their investigation, crews extracted the victim and cleaned up the debris. They washed the roadway off with water. Road crews responded with salt to treat the roadway for the potential of ice.
Business Hwy 13 was closed for just over two hours. Traffic was diverted causing a minor delay.