JOPLIN, MO. (THECOUNT) — Andrew Clark, of Webb City, has been identified as the pedestrian struck in a fatal semi-truck collision in Joplin, Missouri Wednesday.

“Andy” Clark, 19, was fatally struck by an 18-wheeler while on-foot on I-44 near S Rangeline Road Wednesday afternoon.


Joplin Police arrived to the scene after 6 p.m. on reports of a man down. Upon arrival, officers discovered Clark deceased.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The driver of the semi remained at the scene and fully cooperated with police, reports FourStatesHomepage.

The investigation into the cause of the collision is under investigation.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Joplin is a city in southwest Missouri, on historic Route 66. The Joplin Museum Complex has exhibits on mining and robbers Bonnie and Clyde, who hid in the city in 1933. Shoal Creek tumbles over the broad Grand Falls, and the nearby Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center is rich in birdlife. Southeast, the Carver Trail at the George Washington Carver National Monument leads to the 1881 Moses Carver House – wikipedia.