5-vehicle crash in Joplin; Child suffers life-threatening injuries

JOPLIN, Mo. — About 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2022 reports of a multi-vehicle crash at E 32nd and Connecticut alerted Joplin E-911.

Joplin Fire, Newton County Ambulance, METS ambulance, Joplin Police responded.

On the scene we confirmed it was a 5-vehicle chain reaction crash in the westbound lanes approaching the intersection.

Cpl Sean Higgins tells us seven people were injured. Six with minor injuries. And a minor child suffered life-threatening-injuries.

Metro Towing and Cotrill’s Towing were summoned to remove vehicles. Two vehicles were driven from the scene. Three were towed.

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Joplin Police marked the vehicles for crash investigation. The roadway was cleared to all traffic about 11:15 a.m.

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