Police Pursuit Ends as Vehicle Emerges from Cornfield & Crashes

Joplin News First

One occupant in pickup involved in pursuit, being treated at an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries

(JASPER CO, Mo.) — Began shortly after 11:00 AM in Jasper, MO, then escalated to a high-speed pursuit, ending in a three vehicle crash on MO-171 North of Asbury all the way across the county.

Jasper Police Department Chief Chadwick Michael Karr told Joplin News First they initiated the pursuit. The driver committed numerous traffic violations and then fled an attempted traffic stop.

It was after the pursuit traveled westbound on Baseline Blvd/M he tells us that Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol joined in trying to stop the pickup. Who was driving the pickup? CLICK here to see the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report in our follow-up story.

It ended near the Kansas line at MO-171 and Redbud when the brown pickup took a turn through a cornfield. As he came out causing a traffic crash that slowed the highway for a few hours Tuesday. 

Minor injuries to those involved in the crash. Except the driver evading police received unknown injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. 

Missouri State Highway Patrol and Jasper County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the pursuit as well as the Jasper MO Police Department. More details as they become available. This crash was just North of MOKAN Dragway. 

<END OF PURSUIT> JASPER, MO MO-171 and REDBUD — NEAR STATE LINE

TRAFFIC ALERT <END OF PURSUIT> JASPER, MO MO-171 and REDBUD — NEAR STATE LINE◽️ MO HWY PATROL, JASPER CO SHERIFF assisting, confirmed pursuit with Jasper Mo Police Chief Karr ◽️ minor injury traffic crash, except unknown injury to driver being pursued.

Posted by Joplin News First on Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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