Tow truck driver killed in rollover crash on I-44

Nov. 16—Joplin police have released the name of a tow truck driver who was killed in a rollover crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 44 east of Range Line Road.

Bradley E. Skaggs, 18, of Lanagan, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 9:20 a.m. accident by the Newton County coroner. Police said Skaggs was thrown from the tow truck he was driving when the vehicle left the road and rolled onto its top in a ditch.

The accident remains under investigation by the Joplin Police Department's major crash team.

Jeff Lehr is a reporter for The Joplin Globe.