JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin police department says a fatal crash involving a Joplin pedestrian came after a separate motorcycle crash near the northbound exit near Zora & Main Street.
Just before 3:00 P.M., The Joplin Police Department Emergency Communications Center received information regarding an injury crash near 1500 North Main Street.
All traffic north and south on N Main was closed immediately.
Officers from the Joplin Police Department, along with fire and EMS personnel, responded to the scene.
The press release indicates that officers located a male subject who was struck by a vehicle in the northbound lane of Mainstreet near Ozark Christian College.
Police officers identified the pedestrian as 24-year-old Andrew P. Dodson, of Joplin. Dodson was pronounced dead at the scene.
After further investigations, the Joplin Police Major Crash Team discovered a motorcycle in the ravine of the northbound Mainstreet exit near Zora.
JPS says the motorcycle appears to have belonged to Dodson.
Officers say the preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcycle ran off the road near the exit ramp and crashed in the ravine.
The investigation is ongoing. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
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