Kennett Man Dies in Car Accident

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - An accident on a southeast Missouri roadway proved fatal for a Kennett man earlier this week.

Wednesday morning at approximately 8:30, authorities responded to a head-on collision on Route NN three miles south of Kennett, where 18-year-old Derek Smith was northbound in a 1998 Oldsmobile that crossed the road's centerline and struck a southbound 18-wheeler driven by 36-year-old David Sallas of Cave City.  Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, while Sallas suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to the Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.