Pickup slams into tractor trailer at highway speed, Nevada man rushed to Joplin hospital

Joplin News First

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol the tractor trailer, “failed to yield and pulled into the path of [pickup].”

JASPER COUNTY, Mo.  — Just before 3:30 p.m. Jasper County Emergency 911 Communications were alerted to a two vehicle crash at MO-43 and Baseline Blvd. Tri-Cities Fire District and Asbury Fire & Rescue were both dispatched due to it being on a jurisdictional line.

Additionally Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies, MoDOT Emergency Response, Missouri State Highway Patrol responded emergency.

A Dodge Ram pickup struck the side of the trailer of a tractor trailer at highway speeds. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol the tractor trailer, “failed to yield and pulled into the path of [pickup].”

SCREENSHOT OF PRELIMINARY CRASH REPORT OF MSHP.

Kevin Henry, 29, of Nevada, Mo. was driving a 2019 Dodge Ram. He was transported emergency to a Joplin hospital, awake and alert, he suffered moderate injuries. Henry was traveling south on MO-43 and the westbound tractor trailer blocked his path and he slammed into the trailer at highway speed.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Ismail Adam, 43 of Largo, Florida, was not injured.

Schrader’s Towing removed the pickup from the scene. The tractor trailer was driven from the scene.

Both men were wearing seat belts.

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