Three killed as pickup crashes into Peterbilt near Nevada, Mo.

VERNON COUNTY, Mo. — Just before 12:15 a.m. early Monday morning Missouri State Highway Patrol report three have died as a result of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of MO-43 and US-54.

Troopers on scene summoned the MCIU No.3 (Major Crash Investigation Unit) to assist investigation.


Driving a 2013 Ford F-150 was Tylar Green, 19, of Nevada, Mo., he failed to stop at stop sign and struck a Peterbilt. He died in the early morning hours of Monday at Cox South.

Three passengers in the pickup, one survived:

  • Juvenile, 17, of Bronough, Mo. died at the scene
  • Derek Mahurin, 19, of Nevada, was transported to Freeman West at Joplin, Mo., suffering serious injuries
  • Allison Bittiker, 24, of Nevada, died at the scene

The driver of the 2014 Peterbilt, Robert King, 48, of Nevada, was not injured.

Crash occurred as [Ford F-150] failed to stop for stop sign and struck [Peterbilt] in the side.” — Tpr W. Krehbiel asst. by MCIU No.3 and Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputies

Garwoods Wrecker removed both crashed vehicles and debris from the scene.

Stay with Joplin News First on KOAM News Now as we continue to learn more.

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