Highway speed crash; SUV turns into path of pickup, both drivers were belted

Joplin News First

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Jasper County Emergency Communications were alerted to reports of a two vehicle crash with rollover at MO-96 and County Road 90.

Carthage Fire, Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies, and Mercy Ambulance responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. 

Cpl. J.L. Prewitt of Troop D tells us on the scene, just the two drivers were involved. Both suffered non-life threatening injuries. One transported to Mercy Carthage and one transported to Mercy Joplin. 

Larry Nagel, 53, of Reeds, Missouri, was driving a 1993 Dodge 2500, traveling east on MO-96, when a Ford Escape pulled into his path. Nagel suffered moderate injuries.

Gerald Fuller, 67, of Peoria, Arizona, was driving a 2017 Ford Escape, traveling west on MO-96 and then turning south onto County Road 90. He suffered serious injuries.

Cpl. Prewitt says the  SUV was westbound on MO-96 and turning south onto CR 90. The driver failed to see the full size pickup traveling eastbound at highway speed on MO-96. The crash caused the pickup to roll. 

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

M&M Wrecker removed both vehicles from the crash scene.

NOTE: As in this crash tonight. When speeds are higher than 45 mph in a crash it is normally categorized as a ‘highway speed’ crash. 

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