Officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to St. Louis Avenue and Euclid Avenue for an injury crash around 12 a.m. on Sunday, October 31, 2021.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a motorcycle was driving southbound on St. Louis Avenue and struck a pedestrian island at Euclid Avenue. The motorcycle operator was ejected from the motorcycle. A secondary crash occurred when a northbound vehicle struck the deceased in the roadway prior to officers arrival on scene.
The operator of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased on scene. He has been identified as 24-year-old Joseph Chapman of Webb City, Missouri.