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Fatal Crash Near Riverton


On Thursday, September 3, 2015, at approximately 3:17 p.m., Cherokee County Emergency Services were dispatched to the area of Southeast 80th and Highway 66, east of Riverton for a traffic crash.

Lisa Dannette Jones, 52, of Baxter Springs, is alleged to have been operating a 1999 Toyota Camry, when she collided with a 2006 Harley Davidson, operated by William R. Johnson III, 55, of Joplin, Missouri.

Johnson was transported by emergency medical personnel to Freeman Hospital in Joplin where he was pronounced dead.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office placed Jones into custody on allegations of Involuntary Manslaughter and Driving Under the Influence. 

Jones posted $13,500.00 bond on Friday and was released.

All suspects are considered innocent until / unless proven guilty in court.


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