On June 18, 2014 at 0025 hours, the Joplin Police Department responded to the area of I-44 and Hearnes Blvd, in reference a one vehicle roll over crash.
The investigation at this time indicates the driver of the vehicle was traveling west on I-44 and attempted to take the exit ramp for Hearnes Blvd. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned.
The driver of the vehicle was ejected from the vehicle as it overturned and the vehicle came to final rest on the driver. The driver of the vehicle was proncounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash.
This crash is still under investigation by the Joplin Police Departments Major Crash Team.
The driver has been identified as 45 year old Eric Zentner of Joplin Missouri.
For further information contact Corporal Brian Henderson at 417-627-8880.