18-Wheeler overturns at Fideltiy, Mo. cloverleaf, expect delays, I-44 E to I-49 N

FIDELITY, Mo. — Monday morning just before 5:00 a.m. Jasper County Emergency 911 were alerted to reports of a tractor trailer crash, upside down on the ramp, I-44 E to I-49 N.

Carthage Fire Dept, Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies and Mercy Ambulance responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

Fidelity cloverleaf, I-44 E to I-49 N, red marks crash area (Google Maps)

Fidelity cloverleaf, I-44 E to I-49 N, red marks crash area (Google Maps)

Carthage Fire extricated the driver, who was alert and talking, to the waiting Mercy Ambulance.

The trailer hauling paper is breached, busted open, and you can see thousands of white pages across the field near the crash.

Expect delays as M&M Wrecker will require shutting the ramp for a period of time.

This will be an extended clean up that could possibly last until noon they tell us on scene.

Carthage Fire plugged a fuel leak in one of the tanks.

We will update this article with more details as it becomes available.


Shannon Becker was born and raised in Joplin and began in radio before graduating from Joplin Senior High in 1990. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Missouri Southern State University (1994). Before launching Joplin News First in 2017, he worked in television and radio, overlapping a career in the music industry. He worked with major music artists for 20 years, garnering gold and platinum records to his credit. He comes to KOAM 7 News Now-CBS/FOX (Morgan-Murphy Media) with more than 30 years in media and entertainment. He previously worked for KOAM. He has five children and two grandchildren.