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Friday crash kills motorcyclist, critically injures vehicle driver

The following is a news release from the Joplin Police Department: 

On April 2nd, 2021 officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to a crash in the 2800  block of south Rangeline Road.

The crash involved a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle. The  passenger vehicle had one occupant and there were no additional passengers on the motorcycle.  The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital but later died from injuries sustained in the  crash.

The driver of the passenger vehicle was also transported to a local hospital and was in  critical condition.

At this time, names are being withheld pending formal notifications of next of-kin. The Joplin Police Department Major Crash Team responded and is currently conducting  an investigation for the crash. Further updates will be provided as they become available.

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