Car overturns in I-44 median crossover crash

The male driver was wearing his safety belt.
I-44 MEDIAN CROSSOVER CRASH
I-44 MEDIAN CROSSOVER CRASH

JOPLIN, Mo. — Saturday afternoon just after 2:15 p.m. Joplin Dispatch were alerted to reports of a vehicle overturned on I-44 near the weigh stations about 3.2 mile marker.

Joplin Fire Dept, Joplin Police Dept, METS supervisor, and Newton County Ambulance responded.

GOOGLE MAPS SCREENSHOT AT TIME OF CRASH.

GOOGLE MAPS SCREENSHOT DURING CRASH INCIDENT.

GOOGLE MAPS SCREENSHOT DURING CRASH INCIDENT.

MoDOT Emergency Response assisted as traffic both directions, east and west, were slowed to one lane of traffic. Eastbound traffic exited through the weigh station around the crash scene.

On the scene Joplin Police tell us it was a single vehicle crash, the passenger car was traveling west, went into the median cables and overturned across the wires coming to rest in the eastbound lanes.

The car had one occupant, the male driver transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

He was alert and awake, talking according to information obtained on scene.

Comer’s Wrecker removed the crash and debris from the scene.

I-44 MEDIAN CROSSOVER CRASH

I-44 MEDIAN CROSSOVER CRASH

All lanes east and west were reopened one hour later at 3:20 p.m.

This is a developing story, stay with JLN1st on KOAM News Now as we continue to learn more.