by: Scott McCaulley
One person is dead after a single vehicle crash on Highway 165 west of Hollister Tuesday Morning.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred when a pick-up driven by 25-year-old Anthony La Grand-Perez of Kimberling City went off the roadway striking some trees and catching fire. Taney County Coroner Tony Mullen pronounced La Grand-Perez dead at the scene.
This marks the 18th fatality in traffic accidents worked by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 2021 and the third fatality in a traffic crash in the Lakes Region in two days.