Joplin man involved in crash on 4-20 where 500 pounds of marijuana scattered interstate

Two men from the country of Mexico were arrested on Felony Drug Trafficking charges after the crash. "It took more than one patrol car to transport it to the evidence room." MSHP Troop F
Crash scene.
Missouri State Highway Patrol crash scene image where 500 pounds of marijuana scatters I-70 in crash.

CALLAWAY CO, Mo. — Wednesday morning on I-70, east of Columbia, Mo. near Kingdom City, a Joplin man was involved in a multi-vehicle crash where a GMC Sierra pickup carrying 500 pounds of marijuana scattered the interstate after the crash, on 4-20.

Glenn Doyle, 53, of Joplin was not injured. However his 2016 Peterbilt was damaged, requiring tow from the scene.


Troopers state in the preliminary crash report, “Occurred as [2020 International] avoided a previous crash. [2007 GMC Sierra]  lost control and struck the rear of [2020 International]. [2016 Peterbilt] then travelled off the left side of the road and struck [2007 GMC Sierra].

Three people in the GMC Sierra pickup were injured and their cargo of bagged marijuana scattered the interstate. The city/state listed for all three is, country of Mexico.

Two men are charged with Felony Drug Trafficking and must appear in Montgomery County court.

Troop F on twitter share online, “You don’t see this everyday, but it is 4/20… Troopers responded to a crash today on I-70 in Callaway County and found 500 pounds of packaged marijuana scattered around. Luckily, nobody was seriously injured.”

Here is more information on the crash.

Crash report

Missouri State Highway Patrol preliminary crash report.

“After it was all collected at the crash scene, it took more than one patrol car to transport it to the evidence room,” troopers state online and share an image of the packaged marijuana.

Troop F twitter image

Troop F twitter image

Here is more information on the arrests.

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