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.