A 1998 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling West on 32nd Street. The driver appears to have lost control of the vehicle when it crossed over into the eastbound lanes, and struck a 2000 Mercury Cougar.
The Malibu was driven by Lanny Vene, 48 years old of Joplin. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The other car, a 2000 Mercury Cougar, was driven by Randy Sneed, 42 years old, from Seligman. He was treated at a local hospital and released.
This crash is still under investigation by the Joplin Police Department Traffic Unit.
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