JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Just before 3:45 p.m. Jasper County Emergency 911 received reports of a multi-vehicle crash at west 7th and Central City Road. 

 Carl Junction Fire, METS ambulance, and Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol and MoDOT Emergency Response were notified. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Team was notified and assembled to investigate a fatality crash.

Driving a 1979 Chevy Malibu was a Moundville, Missouri, man, Darrell Shoemaker, 32. He was traveling northbound on Central City Road. He was killed in the crash.

Westbound on 7th driving a 2016 Chevy Silverado was an Independence, Kansas, man, Robert McDaniel, 59. He was transported to Freeman Joplin with moderate injuries.

[Chevy Malibu] was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of MO-66 when it was struck by [Chevy Silverado]. Driver [Chevy Malibu] was pronounced deceased at the scene by Jasper County Coroner Randy Nace at 1540 hours.” – Narrative MSHP Troop D crash team

Only the surviving driver was wearing a seatbelt.

Chucks ‘s Towing removed the vehicles from the crash scene.

NOTE: The pickup driver that was initially sought as part of the investigation contacted authorities. We will update as more information is received regarding this subject.


EXPIRED INFORMATION (ROAD IS OPEN): MoDOT asks that you avoid the area. Expect long delays through this area. 

  • Westbound 7th Street is closed at Blackcat and also Central City until further notice. Estimates are three more hours after the initial publishing of this article.
  • Northbound Central City at 7th
  • Southbound Central City at 7th

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