PRESS RELEASE FROM THE JOPLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT:
October 12, 2013
At 0602 hours the Joplin Police Department responded to aone vehicle crash around 2525 W. 20th Street. Officers arrived andfound a 2004 Nissan Frontier pickup had left the roadway and struck a parkedtrailer.
The driver of the vehicle, Eric Bower (17 years old) fromNeosho was critically injured in the crash and transported to Freeman WestHospital. The passenger of the vehicle Tyler Bower (19 years old) also ofNeosho was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The crash remains under investigation by the Major CrashTeam of the Joplin Police Department. At this time it is not known if alcoholor drugs were a factor in the crash.