A Northeast Oklahoma man is dead after a medical emergency ends in a highway crash. 

The Joplin Police Department responded to a single-vehicle crash on I-44, near the 2.4 mile marker just before 6 Sunday night.

Bruce Smith, 37, of Miami was driving westbound when he had a medical emergency.

His car went off the road and hit a center guardrail. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died. The two passengers in Smith’s car weren’t injured.