HICKORY COUNTY, Mo. — A former Carrollton resident lost his life in a rollover accident in Hickory County early Thursday morning.
According to a report from the Missouri Highway Patrol, emergency personnel were called to Route D in Preston around 5:50 a.m. Thursday to reports of a single-vehicle crash.
A sport-utility vehicle operated by Dylan M. Smith, 21, of Flemington, Mo., formerly of Carrollton, was northbound on D when Smith lost control after the vehicle hydroplaned at a low-water crossing.
The SUV then ran off the side of the road and collided with a sign, returned to the roadway and rolled over, ejecting Smith in the process.
Smith, who was not wearing a seat belt according to the report, was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene.