Twenty four-year old Nikki Shaffer of Gravois Mills was driving his 1999 Ford westbound on Bass Point Road just east of Missouri 5 at about 4 o’clock in the morning on Sunday. Shaffer’s Ford ran off the south side of the road and hit several trees.
Shaffer was not wearing a seat belt and suffered fatal injuries. 23-year old Travis Oakley of Springfield was wearing a seat belt and suffered serious injuries. Oakely was taken to Lake Regional Hospital.