Ripley Co. man dead after crash

FAIRDEALING, MO (KAIT) - A Ripley County man is dead following a crash involving two pickup trucks.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Denver W. Joplin, 74, of Oxly was pronounced dead at a Poplar Bluff hospital as a result of the crash. The incident happened on U.S. Highway 160 just west of Fairdealing on Tuesday morning.

Troopers state Bryan Crawford of Poplar Bluff was attempting to make a left turn and was struck from behind by Joplin. Both trucks then left the road.

Crawford sustained minor injuries and was taken to a Poplar Bluff hospital. He was wearing a seat belt while it was unknown if Joplin was wearing one, according to the crash report.

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