Fatal crash in Jasper County

Fatal Crash

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – A California man is dead following a Thursday night crash in Jasper County.

Multiple agencies including the Jasper Fire Department and Missouri Highway Patrol responded to the wreck on Thorn Road, west of Jasper.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says 34-year-old David Cahill failed to negotiate a curve in his Ford truck and hit a tree.

Cahill was pronounced dead at the scene, but a passenger, 37-year-old Mark Frazier of Oronogo, survived and was taken to Mercy hospital in Joplin.

This was the 62nd fatality handled by Missouri Highway Patrol Troop D which covers Southwest Missouri.