Joplin man dies in crash east of Granby

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – A Joplin man loses his life in a single-vehicle crash.

The incident happened on Sept. 16, 2020, on Route M, about 2.5 miles east of Granby in Newton County, Missouri.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a Buick Lucerne went off the roadway, hit a utility pole and overturned. The driver, Coy L. Walker, 20, was ejected from the vehicle. Authorities say he was not wearing a seat belt.

This is MSHP Troop D’s 79th fatality crash in 2020.