JOPLIN, Mo. — Friday afternoon at 2:11 p.m. Oklahoma Highway Patrol report of a single vehicle crash on 10C near S670 in Ottawa County. Three people were pronounced dead at the scene.
Two boys, 5 and 7, were killed in the crash. They attended McKinley Elementary in Joplin.
Parents of McKinley Elementary students were contacted Saturday morning via phone/text of the news to allow time for parents to interact with their children over the weekend.
Sunday Joplin News First spoke with Joplin R-8 Justin Crawford, “We are very sad to learn of the two students passing. It is a difficult time for our students and staff. Yesterday, McKinley teachers were informed of the incident so they could be aware of students’ needs. Our counselors will be available and have a plan in place to work with any student that needs their assistance.”
An adult male, Terry Wilkins, 29, of Joplin, was also a passenger and died.
The driver Anthony Hendricks, 23, survived and was transported to Springfield Cox Hospital Friday. His condition is unknown at this time.
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