Joplin teen killed in Saturday morning crash

A Joplin teen is dead after his car crashed in Jasper County Saturday morning.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Kolbin Evans was driving east on Fir Road west of Carl Junction when he ran off the side of the road.

The car hit a cement culvert and flipped over.

Evans was pronounced dead at an area hospital about 45 minutes later. Highway Patrol says he was not wearing a seat belt.