Car overturns just east of Joplin city limits

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — About 2:30 p.m. Thursday tipsters alerted us to an overturned car on FF/East 32nd, just east of the Joplin City limits.

The area is very close to jurisdiction lines. Three departments were dispatched Duenweg Fire (arrived, secured scene, left) Joplin Fire was alerted however it was in the Diamond Fire District.

Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies, Newton County Ambulance responded. MoDOT Emergency Response and Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

On the scene Diamond Fire tells us the female driver refused medical care.

Diamond Fire and MoDOT Emergency Response worked together on traffic control on the two-lane roadway.

M&M Wrecker from Carthage removed the vehicle from the crash scene.

The eastbound vehicle exited the roadway and went through a barbed-wire fence, thus causing property damage. Just one of the reasons Missouri requires: liability auto insurance. Liability auto insurance would pay for property damages.

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Fatal car crash in Diamond knocks out power to 1,000+

DIAMOND, Mo. — Shortly before 5 p.m. reports of a single vehicle crash just south of Cherry Road on US-59 inside the Diamond city limits alerted Newton County Central Dispatch.

Diamond Fire, Diamond Police Dept, Newton County EMS, Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

On scene we learn from Tpr Randy Morris it was a single vehicle crash, with a single male driver who died at the scene.

Louie Taylor, 55, of Miller, Mo. was driving a 2022 KIA Seltos. Next of kin have been notified.

Crash occurred as [KIA] traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a utility pole, became airborne and struck a storage building.” — Tpr Randy Morris

Taylor was pronounced on scene by Newton County Deputy Coroner Jerry Deems. Next of kin have been notified.

Diamond Fire stabilized the vehicle and removed the drivers side of the vehicle using their battery powered Hurst equipment.

Power was out until around 10 p.m. in the area. At one time more than a 1,000 were without power.

Reidiger Towing removed the vehicle and debris from the crash scene.

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