Joplin Fatality Crash at I-44 and Hearnes Blvd.

Published 06/18 2014 09:24AM

Updated 06/18 2014 07:57PM

JOPLIN, MO. --- Just before 12:30am Wednesday, the Joplin Police Department responded to the area of I-44 and Hearnes Blvd, in reference to a one-vehicle roll over crash.

The investigation at this time indicates the driver of the vehicle was traveling west on I-44 and attempted to take the exit ramp for Hearnes Blvd. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned.

The driver was ejected as it overturned and the vehicle came to final rest on the driver. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

The crash still remains under investigation at this time.

The driver has been identified as Eric Zentner, 45, of Joplin.

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