JPD investigates fatal crash between truck and semi

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin Police Department’s Major Crash Team investigates a fatal collision between a pickup truck and a semi tractor trailer at the westbound 2.8 mile marker on I-44.
Police arrived on scene at 7:08 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, where authorities say an initial investigation reveals a westbound semi collided with a westbound truck.
The driver of the pickup and and a child passenger were transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.
An adult passenger in the pickup was found dead at the scene of the crash.
The driver of the semi tractor trailer was not injured.
The name of the deceased is being withheld, pending next of kin notifications.
Further details will be released once they become available.