Highway speeds crash, Troopers tell us, one person ejected, one person cited Felony DWI

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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Shortly before 11:00 PM reports of a crash north of Joplin at MO-43 and Baseline Blvd. The crash involved two vehicles, passenger cars.

Tri-Cities Fire responded as well as METS and Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified.

Troopers tell us that two people were rushed to Joplin hospitals, Priority One, by ambulance. They also tell us a third person involved, one of the drivers is cited for Felony DWI.

John Williams, 66, was traveling north on MO-43, operating a 2020 Kia Soul. He was struck by a vehicle traveling east on Baseline Blvd that failed to yield at a stop sign.

Williams suffered life-threatening injuries as he was thrown from the vehicle and transported Priority One Trauma to Freeman West Hospital.

Traveling east was a 2019 Toyota Camry being driven by Marta J. Perez-Sian, 57, of Carthage.

Perez-Sian was not injured in the crash, but arrested and charged with Felony DWI.

A passenger in the Toyota, Jose M. Puac, 36, suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital Joplin, Priority One from the crash scene.

H&H Wrecker of Carl Junction and S&S Towing of Jasper were each summoned to remove vehicles and debris that scattered the intersection and NE corner where both vehicles came to a stop.

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