Joplin Police Major Crash Team investigate motorcycle fatality crash on North Main

Joplin News First

JOPLIN, Mo. — About 12:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon a serious crash occurred on North Main in Joplin near the Turkey Creek bridge, north of Ozark Christian College. 

Joplin Police confirm with us the JPD Major Crash Team have been dispatched to assemble for investigation of a motorcycle fatality crash. The crash involves a motorcycle and a small SUV. 

The roadway was reopened around 5 p.m. to all traffic.

Names are not being released at this time although family has been notified. We anticipate an update from Joplin Police Friday.

JPD tell us on scene the road will be closed for an extended period of time for investigation. “All four lanes are blocked,” as stated on emergency traffic as MODOT Emergency Response arrived. 


  • North side at Zora
  • South side at Murphy Blvd

No local traffic is even being allowed at the initial release of this article on our news tab. 

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