JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin Police Department releases the name of the man who died in a motorcycle crash Thursday.
41-year-old Shannon Burleson, of Wyandotte, died after his motorcycle and a truck collided.
It happened just after 6 Thursday evening at west 7th and Gray, near West Central Elementary School.
A 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.
Witnesses say the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed and Burleson was thrown off. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Two people in the truck were treated for minor injuries. And a third car at a stop sign nearby was hit with debris.
JPD’s Major Crash Team is continuing to investigate.