Thursday, December 28, 2017

Joplin man killed in accident in Webb City

(From the Webb City Police Department)

On Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 22:44 hours officers with the Webb City Police Department were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on MacArthur (MO 171) near Powell Drive in Webb City. Upon their arrival they found both drivers as well as two passengers in one vehicle seriously injured.

Investigation at the scene along with witness accounts revealed that a black 2011 Subaru Impreza driven by a 21-year old white male from Joplin was traveling westbound on MacArthur at a high rate of speed when a tan 2009 Honda Pilot driven by a 42-year old white male from Webb City which was eastbound tried to turn north onto Powell Drive and was struck by the Subaru Impreza. Both drivers were transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The Honda Pilot was only occupied by the driver. Two passengers, a 21-year old white male from Springfield and Chanler B. Wood (19-year old white male) from Joplin, in the Subaru Impreza were also transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Chanler Wood died of his injuries. Investigation at the scene discovered that neither of the drivers and none of the passengers were wearing seatbelts.

The investigation of this crash is still ongoing. Additional information including the identification of both drivers and the remaining passenger will be made when the investigation has been completed.

We would like to thank the Webb City Fire Department and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Wood family in this difficult time.

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