JOPLIN, Mo. — Shortly before 11:00 AM on Thursday morning Joplin Fire Department and Newton County Ambulance were alerted to a single vehicle crash in a south Joplin neighborhood.

Upon arrival the first report from Joplin Fire reported to observe a ‘pickup truck off the roadway and into a tree.’

The male driver, 48, of Joplin, was the only occupant in the pickup truck. Immediately life-saving measures were performed.

“Vehicle was westbound on 43rd and road ended in a T at Pearl Ave. vehicle left roadway and entered private property and struck a tree. Adult male driver has died. Major crash team actively working the investigation. The vehicle, driven by 48 year old Robert ‘Rob’ Goodson of Joplin.”

Capt William Davis, Joplin Police Department

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