The victim in this case has been positively identified by family. The deceased is Mark E. Collins, 16, Joplin. We appreciate the community and media for helping spread the word to make the identification possible.
Update: On 6-28-2018 at 11:08am the unidentified victim in this case died from his injuries at Freeman Hospital. It is also possible that he is younger than first thought, with a medical estimate of 16-20 years of age. We are following up on numerous leads of his possible identity.
Original news release
On June 27 at 10:18 AM, officers were called to 20th and Range Line for a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.