Police release name of Miami resident who died in Joplin crash

JOPLIN, Mo. – Authorities release the name of the Miami, Oklahoma resident who died in a fatal two-vehicle crash in Joplin, Missouri on Thursday.

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. The driver, Justin Wilson, 43, of Miami, Oklahoma died from injuries sustained in the crash. EMS took two passengers to a local hospital for treatment.

The driver of the southbound vehicle was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Joplin Police Major Crash Team is investigating.

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