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One dead, one critical, after semi crashes into diner in Nevada, Mo.

Updated at 10:10 PM CST:  Freeman hospital says John Becker is listed in critical condition; and, Roger Berning is listed in fair condition.

Updated at 9:40 PM CST:  The Missouri Highway Patrol says Joseph Cole, 54 of Nevada, is dead after a semi-truck crashed into a diner located just off of Highway 71.

In their crash report, the Missouri Highway Patrol says a medical helicopter took two other people to Joplin's Freeman hospital.  John Becker, 72 of Nevada, and Roger Berning, 60 of El Dorado Springs, are both listed in serious condition.  Pamela Hoover, 47 of Nevada, was taken by ambulance to the Nevada hospital and was last listed with a moderate injury.

Investigators say a car at the intersection of Osage and Atlantic pulled from a stop sign into the path of the semi.  The truck attempted to avoid the car but still hit it, then crashed into the Quick Dine restaurant striking several patrons.

"The truck trailer driver tried to avoid the passer byer that pulled out in front of him and in doing so he locked the breaks up and turned slightly, still struck the car but trying to avoid, seriously injuring people in the car, however, unfortunately went into the restaurant," says Cpl. James Wilde of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Nevada firefighters responded along with city, county and state law officers.

Updated at 7:05 PM CST:  The Missouri Highway Patrol has confirmed one person is dead.

Posted October 19, 2012 at 5:56 PM CST:  Witnesses report a semi-truck has crashed into a diner in Nevada, Missouri.

Emergency crews are at the 800 block of East Atlantic Street where a semi-truck apparently crashed into the Quick Dine late this afternoon.

Emergency crews are not saying much at this time.

But a witness tells us several ambulances and a medical helicopter are there.

We have a crew on the way and will provide more information as it is confirmed.

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