UPDATE: Police release name in fatal crash in Joplin


Update: Police release name of Miami resident who died in Joplin crash

JOPLIN, Mo. – A man has died after a two-vehicle crash in Joplin this afternoon. Police have not released his name.

Around 1:28 p.m. today, May 14, 2020, Joplin police were sent to 23rd St. and Main St. for an injury crash.

According to Joplin Police Department’s initial investigation, authorities say one vehicle heading north crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a SUV that was traveling south.

Police say there were three people in the vehicle heading north. EMS took them to a local hospital where one adult male was pronounced deceased.

The only individual in the southbound vehicle sought medical attention at a local hospital.

Joplin Police Major Crash Team was still on scene investigating this crash at the time of the media release, around 4:00 p.m. The JPD says updates will be released as they become available.