Two dead following crash south of Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. – Two people are dead following a crash on Highway NN south of Joplin.

Authorities with the Missouri State Highway Patrol say a car driven by 50 year old James Uitts ran off the road, hit a ditch, a telephone pole, overturned, and then hit some trees. Uitts and an 8 year old passenger, both from Joplin, were pronounced dead on the scene.

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