Barton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal motor-vehicle crash at 12:09 p.m. on Tuesday at the intersection of N. Washington Ave. and NE 30 Road. Shealee A. Stover, 18, of rural Olmitz was pronounced deceased at the scene, Sheriff Brian Bellendir said.
Stover was a senior at Hoisington High School.
According to reports, upon arrival, officers discovered a two-vehicle crash involving a passenger car and a loaded cement truck.
Investigation at the scene indicates that a 2005 International cement truck operated by Billy Love, 39, of Great Bend was northbound on Washington Avenue. A 2007 Saturn Ion operated by Stover was westbound on NE 30 Road approaching the stop sign. It appears that the Stover vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign and was struck by the truck. Both vehicles continued north on Washington. The car came to rest on its roof and the cement truck came to rest on its passenger side.
“Stover was pronounced deceased at the scene by Barton County coroner Dr. E.L. Jones,” Bellendir said. “Love was not injured in the accident. Investigation indicates both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the collision. The sheriff’s office was on the scene until about 3:45 p.m. investigating the accident.”
The BCSO was assisted at the scene by units from the Great Bend Fire Department and EMS Service.