UPDATE 9:27 PM — Just after 6 p.m. Thursday, police responded to a crash at West 7th and Gray, near West Central Elementary School.
The crash involved a motorcycle and a pick-up truck.
Officers say the truck was going east on 7th trying to turn north on Gray and the motorcycle was going west on 7th when the two collided head-on.
Police say the motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
Two people inside the truck were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The major crash team is investigating this crash.
Investigators closed the road for about three hours while they investigated the crash.
7:30 PM: Sgt Jared Delzell of the Joplin Police Department and the Major Crash Team informs us tonight this is a motorcycle fatality crash. All three people involved in the crash were transported to area hospitals.
The male operator of the motorcycle has died. The occupants of the pickup truck were transported to area hospital(s) and injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
More information as it’s released from the Joplin Police Department. Watch for Joplin News First updates on FSHP our news tab.
(JOPLIN, Mo.) — 6:02 PM EMS alerted to a crash at West 7th and Gray, near West Central School. Initial reports of a motorcycle colliding with a F150 pickup.
Three people transported by ambulance to area hospitals. Condition unknown at this time.
6:11 PM one of the three was transported Priority one, running code, as life-saving measures were being performed.
MoDOT Emergency Response have closed West 7th to traffic from South Jackson to South Murphy while the crash is being mapped out by the JPD Major Crash Team.
Major Crash Team investigates serious crash incidents for the Joplin Police Department.