Miami Oklahoma Police Cruiser crashes in Missouri during pursuit of a vehicle

Joplin News First

The Missouri State Highway Patrol report that at 1:37 AM a 2014 Ford Explorer was involved in a single-vehicle crash on MO-43 near Kentucky Road in Newton County.   That vehicle can be identified in our Joplin News First live video as a Miami Oklahoma Police Cruiser.   

CLICK here for the official report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol 

Our Joplin News First tipsters and let us know shortly after 1:00 AM that Miami Oklahoma Police had entered Newton County Missouri in pursuit of a vehicle from Oklahoma.  Information obtained the pursuit exceeded speeds of 100 mph.   

As we monitored the pursuit a Miami officer with K9 was 1050 (crash) at MO-43 and Kentucky Road.  Minor injuries reported.   

According to the MSHP report the Miami Police Cruiser operated by, Jacob Hamblett, 30, of Miami, vehicle failed to negotiate a curve.  Left the roadway, became airborne and struck a ditch.  The vehicle’s momentum continued to carry it across the roadway to the other ditch where it came to rest on the west side of the roadway facing west.   

According to the report Hamblett was “taken to Miami Integris Hospital in Miami, Ok by Miami, Oklahoma Patrol Vehicle.”


Despite the crashed Miami Oklahoma Police cruiser the pursuit continued.  According to our scanner the suspect was 1050 (crash) in the city of Seneca.  We will follow up with Chief Altec as soon as possible of the Seneca Police Department.  The male was in custody at last check in Missouri and would be facing felony fleeing charges in Oklahoma due to speeds exceeding 100 MPH.   


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