Neosho man dies in pedestrian crash


NEOSHO, Mo. – A Neosho man dies after a pedestrian crash Wednesday evening.

On September 23, 2020 around 7:48 p.m., Neosho Police officers were dispatched to a crash involving a pedestrian on Business 49 Highway, near the intersection of Waldo Hatler Memorial Driver.

Officers got there and found that Joel L. Shannon, 21, had been hit by a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander in the roadway.

According to the Police Department, independent witnesses told officers that Shannon stepped out in front of the vehicle as it approached.

A Newton County Ambulance transported Shannon, who died from his injuries.

Authorities are investigating and ask anyone with information to contact the Neosho Police Department at 417-451-8012.