Pedestrian struck, killed by tractor-trailer


Around 11 p.m. Thursday, at the 4.2 mile marker going eastbound on I-44, Joplin Police received calls of a person laying on the road. Officers arrived and determined that the pedestrian had been struck by a tractor trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer was located by Missouri State Highway Patrol at Flying J Truck Stop. The deceased person has not been identified at this time. 

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