MHP was dispatched to the head-on collision at mile marker 27 at 2:57 p.m. and arrived at 3:39 p.m.
Three children have been killed in a crash near Stark City in Newton County. The driver of the auto, Leticia Verde was taken to a Joplin hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.
Kansas Highway Patrol said the truck fell 25 feet before landing on its top on an embankment below.
The impact reportedly caused the SUV to cross the center line, at which point their vehicle was hit broadside by a Chevrolet Tahoe, after which the Traverse veered off the road and overturned.More news: States Report Widespread Increase in Flu Cases
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the mother was driving her boys over a narrow highway bridge southeast of Joplin Tuesday night when her SUV collided with a tractor-trailer driving toward them.
Five people in the third vehicle were taken to the hospital with injuries ranging from moderate to serious. He was hauling a load of turkey chicks to a poultry production facility.
Two-year-old Isaac Verde was in a auto seat at the time of the crash, and Eric, 7, was wearing a seat belt, according to Lueckenhoff. Leticia Verde remains in the hospital.