Friday, July 24, 2015
Joplin man struck by Kansas City Southern train
Male identified: The male struck by the train has been identified as Daniel R. Sopata, 52 years of age from Joplin.
He is still currently being treated by Mercy Hospital.
The Joplin Police Department is currently investigating an incident where a male was struck by a train on the KCS railroad tracks.
The incident occurred on North Main, around 9:20 am just North of Union Station Depot. The male was transported by METS to an area hospital with serious injuries. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released as it becomes available.