Neosho man killed in crash near Joplin

A fatal crash occurred Sunday morning in Newton County
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JOPLIN, Mo. – One man is dead and another seriously injured following a crash just south of Joplin.

The crash happened just after 2:00 this morning on Highway NN 3 miles south of Joplin.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 25-year-old Carter Hickman of Neosho was driving on Highway NN when he was unable to make it around a curve. Hickman’s car left the roadway and then struck a culvert and caught fire.

Hickman and his passenger, 24-year-old Andru Jacobs of Saint Cloud, Florida were taken by ambulance to local hospitals. Hickman was taken to the burn unit at Mercy in Springfield where he later died from his injuries. Jacobs suffered serious injuries in the crash.