Serious head-on crash MO-171 in Carl Junction near Center Creek bridge halts traffic; Updated to fatal crash status, investigation continues

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CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Monday just before 1:00 p.m. reports of a head-on, two vehicle crash, on MO-171 at Carl Junction alerting EMS. METS ambulance, Carl Junction Police, Carl Junction Fire, Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. MoDOT Emergency Response was notified.

This was a highway speeds head on crash. Three patients rushed to area hospitals. Two are critical trauma patients and a third is serious.

Crash investigation could be ongoing this afternoon between Harps and E. Pennell along 171.

GOOGLE MAPS AT TIME OF CRASH.

H&H Towing and Nixon’s Garage were summoned to remove the vehicles from the roadway.

The story is updated now with names and preliminary investigation information. Click here to visit the updated article.

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