JASPER COUNTY, Mo.- Two people have died after a head-on crash on I-44 Tuesday night.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the crash happened around 10:35 p.m. on I-44, three miles east of Fidelity.
The crash occurred when a car driven by 91-year-old Andrew Wilson of Neosho was traveling east in the westbound lanes and struck 58-year-old Janet Edwards of Sarcoxie head-on.
Joplin News First reports that Wilson was driving the wrong way for about seven miles before the crash happened. A Jasper County Deputy was rushing to intercept the wrong-way car when the crash occurred.
Both Edwards and Wilson were pronounced dead at the scene.
This crash marks Troop D’s 112th and 113th fatal crashes for 2021.