Pedestrian killed in crash, Joplin Police Major Crash Team investigate

JOPLIN, Mo. — Just before 3 a.m. Joplin E-911 were alerted to a crash on North Main just south of the Zora overpass.

Joplin Police, Joplin Fire and METS ambulance responded.

All traffic north and south on N Main was closed immediately:

  • Closed at North Main and Murphy Blvd
  • Closed at North Main and Zora

On scene Cpl Sean Higgins of the Joplin Police Dept tells us a northbound pickup struck a pedestrian in the roadway.

The pedestrian was deceased.

The JPD Major Crash Team was summoned for investigation as they utilized their FARO crash mapping system.

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Cpl Higgins tells us the driver of the pickup was not impaired and not arrested.

No names are being released at this time.

The Jasper County Deputy Coroner arrived about 5:30 a.m. to claim the body.

The pickup was towed.

All traffic resumed about 6:30 a.m.

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