Joplin man loses his life in collision

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An accident in Cherokee County has caused a Joplin man to lose his life.

Ronald Cook Jr. was traveling westward on U.S. 166 in near the Kansas-Missouri state line last night when he hit the left corner of the car in front of him then moved into the left lane and was struck by a semi truck.

Cook was transported to Mercy Hospital Joplin where he was pronounced dead. The other two drivers did not receive any injuries from the accident.

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