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Pickup truck crashes, overturns and burns on Peace Church Road; Driver killed

A crash on Peace Church Road, about a mile and a half north of Joplin late Thursday night has taken the life of a man from Wyandotte, Oklahoma.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash occurred around 11:46 p.m. when a southbound 2001 Chevy Blazer driven by 49-year-old John W. Lynch of Wyandotte ran off the roadway on a curve and struck a ditch.

The car then overturned, hit a fence and caught fire.

Lynch, who was not wearing a safety device, was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Austin Simpson.

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