Carthage teen charged in DWI crash that killed his friend

Joseph C. Hill, 19, was the driver in July 16 fatal crash near Grand Falls
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Courtesy Joplin Police Department.

JOPLIN, Mo. — On July 16th, 2022 at 2:01 am the Joplin Police Department Emergency Communications Center received information of a a single vehicle injury crash near Grand Falls in Joplin.

The vehicle with three male occupants overturned, ejecting individual(s). Two males were transported to a hospital. Keenan A. Reed died at the scene.

CRASH LOCATION ON RIVERSIDE DRIVE IN JOPLIN, MO.  

DRIVER ARRESTED

Friday, July 22, officers of the Joplin Police Dept 2022 arrested the driver, Joseph C. Hill, 19-year-old male of of Carthage.

During the investigation it was found the driver was operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition.

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Hill is now charged in Newton County:

  • Felony DWI, Death of Another
  • Felony Assault, 2nd
  • DWR/DWS

The investigation into this incident is still ongoing and further updates may be released as the case develops.

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