JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin Emergency dispatched alerted Joplin Fire Department and METS ambulance to reports of a motorcycle and vehicle crash at the intersecion of East 32nd and Reinmiller Road early Saturday morning at 12:37 AM.

Cpl. Tyler Christensen tells us, the motorcycle operator was traveling eastbound on East 32nd and and struck the commercial vehicle as it was turning at Reinmiller Road. Although life-saving measures were performed, the 24-year-old male was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Joplin Police Department Major Crash Team were summoned and began arriving around 1:30 AM. They spend a generous amount of time marking the vehicles involved, talking to witnesses, and gathering information for a detailed report.

Other agencies assisting included Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and Duquesne Police Department.

The JPD Major Crash Team is comprised of members of the Joplin Police force who have years of experience in the field plus additional classroom education. They come together as a collective group and study what occurred in fatal and near-fatal crashes. Their reports are brought into consideration of: speed limits, traffic signals, intersections, road configurations, etc.

The Jasper County Coroner responded to the scene to retrieve the body.

About 2:00 AM family and friends began gathering at the intersection as the tow truck arrived to retrieve the motorcycle.

Although family was notified we will release the name later in the day with any additional necessary information from the Joplin Police Department.

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