Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle

Staff reports

On 09/23/2020 at 7:48 PM Neosho officers were dispatched to a vehicle/pedestrian traffic crash on Business 49 Highway, near the intersection of Waldo Hatler Memorial Drive. When officers arrived, they found that 21-year old, Joel L Shannon, Neosho, MO had been struck by a 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, driven by Trae Renner, also of the Neosho area. The investigation indicates Mr. Shannon was struck in the roadway. Independent witnesses told officers Mr. Shannon stepped out in front of the vehicle as it approached. Mr. Shannon was transported by Newton County Ambulance, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the Neosho Police Department at 417-451-8012.