Shelbyville Man Killed in Wrong-Way Crash

A Shelbyville man died in a traffic crash this week.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report stated that 17-year-old Katelynn Sizemore of Clarence, was traveling westbound on U.S. 36, five miles east of Macon, Missouri, while 84-year-old Albin Covington, of Shelbyville, was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of U.S. 36 when his vehicle struck Sizemore’s vehicle head on at 5:17 p.m on Monday. Covington was transported by Macon County ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Macon where he was pronounced dead. Sizemore was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Hospital before being taken to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, via Air Evac with serious injuries. Investigators are still trying to determine why Covington was driving the wrong way on a one-way highway,